HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c451W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what percentage of the British companies which gained 79 per cent. of the £2.68 billion offshore supply market are registered in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Gray

The United Kingdom share represents the value of the contracts and main subcontracts placed with companies which through employment, manufacturing or subcontracting make a substantial contribution to the United Kingdom economy. No separate records are kept of the extent to which companies are registered in the United Kingdom but it is to be expected that the majority are so registered.