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North Sea

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will take steps to set up an annual census of all personnel working in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea.

My Department is currently carrying out a census of all employees in Great Britain. The census results will separately identify those employed in the extraction of mineral oil and natural gas. I have no plans to conduct a separate census of personnel working in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea.