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Offshore Oil Development Work

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 12 February 1975

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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 Islands1,650
Easter Ross and Inverness4,200
Aberdeen area6,850
Firth of Tay650
East Central Region2,000
West Central Region900
Figures for contracts won are not readily available nor is it possible to quantify the rĂ´le played by the Offshore Supplies Office in this respect.