HC Deb 07 May 1993 vol 224 cc276-7W
Mr. John Butterfill

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much of the total exploration and appraisal expenditure on the United Kingdom continental shelf over the last three years was spent on(a) wells, (b) seismic, (c) overheads, (d) insurance and (e) other expenditure.

Mr. Eggar

[holding answer 5 May 1993]: The Department of Trade and Industry collects only aggregate data on UKCS exploration and appraisal expenditure. These were published, in April 1993, in appendix 12 of my Department's report to Parliament, the "Development of the Oil and Gas Resources of the United Kingdom", the Brown Book, a copy of which is available in the Library. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of such expenditure into the categories requested using available data sources.

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