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Oil-Related Jobs (Scotland)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list, to the latest available date, the number of oil-related jobs created in Scotland on a constituency by constituency basis.

I regret that information is not available in the form requested. However, the following table gives estimates of the number of workers employed at 30th April 1975 in companies wholly engaged in activities related to the North Sea oil industry in six areas of Scotland. It does not include additional jobs created in the construction industry, nor all those in firms supplying goods or services to the oil industry.

AreaEstimated employment at 30th April 1975
Inverness and Easter Ross5,200
Rest of Highlands and Islands2,300
Aberdeen and Buchan7,600
East Central Scotland2,000
West Central Scotland1,000