HC Deb 14 December 1987 vol 124 c349W
12. Dr. Michael Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what are his latest estimates of the projected output of oil from the North sea over the next five years; and how these figures compare with the projected level of demand for oil in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

On current estimates of future production and demand the United Kingdom is likely to remain self-sufficient in oil well into the 1990s.