asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many contracts have been won from development of Scotland's oil resources by companies located in each region of Scotland; how many jobs have been created in each such region as a direct result of the initiatives of the Offshore Supplies Office since its inception; and if he will publish the results in tabular form.
The number of new oil-related jobs created in each region of Scotland since the end of 1970 is as follows:
|Highlands and Islands||1,650|
|Easter Ross and Inverness||4,200|
|Firth of Tay||650|
|East Central Region||2,000|
|West Central Region||900|