HC Deb 23 June 1998 vol 314 c482W
28. Sir Robert Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the economic impact on Scotland of the Government's proposed changes in the North sea oil and gas tax regime. [45599]

Mr. Wilson

Any assessment will depend on the North Sea fiscal regime consultation document, which has yet to be issued. I am well informed on the importance of the oil and gas industry to the Scottish economy.