HC Deb 01 June 1981 vol 5 c278W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will provide a definition of what his Department regards as a British company operating in the North Sea.

Mr. Gray

For the purpose of monitoring the flow of orders in respect of UKCS activity, the United Kingdom share represents orders placed with companies in the United Kingdom which through employment, manufacturing or subcontracting, make a substantial contribution to the United Kingdom economy.

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