HC Deb 09 May 1983 vol 42 cc194-5W
14. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many oil rigs for use in the North sea have been constructed in the United Kingdom in the most recent five years for which figures are available.

Mr. Gray

Seven mobile semi-submersible and jack-up rigs have been built, or are currently under construction, in United Kingdom shipyards for use on the United Kingdom continental shelf. Seventeen steel and concrete platforms have also been constructed in British yards in the same period.

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