§ Mr. Alan Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the value of contracts for oil and gas production platforms in the North sea in areas for which the UK Government granted licences was awarded to UK-based firms in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Timms
Information on UK companies winning contracts from UKCS oil and gas operators is compiled only for major fields, such as Millom (approved 1999), Leadon (2000), Clair (2001), Goldeneye (2002) and Buzzard (2003). The involvement in these projects by UK-based companies with the necessary capability ranged from around 60 per cent. to 75 per cent. by contract value over this period.