HC Deb 24 February 1983 vol 37 cc523-4W
32. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in his forthcoming Budget, he will give consideration to a relief of petroleum revenue tax to oil companies which are prepared to develop the small marginal fields which are at present unviable due to the imposition of petroleum revenue tax.

Mr. Ridley

I cannot anticipate my right hon. and learned Friend's Budget statement.