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Employment (Shetland)

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest estimate of jobs to be created in Shetland owing to the discovery of oil.

Most directly created oil-related employment so far is in service and supply activities—a total of 125 jobs, with a further 180 in prospect. Construction of the oil terminal at Sullom Voe, and related facilities and infrastructure, is likely to require a short-term labour force of over 1,000. Long-term estimates of permanent employment cannot be made with accuracy, but on present plans it is expected that the Sullom Voe complex will provide about 400 jobs when it is fully operational after 1980.