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British Coal (Manpower)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) if he will give details of current manpower levels in British Coal by area, giving indications of categories of employment;(2) if he will give details of British Coal manpower levels by coalfield area for the full year 1986–87.

British Coal manpower by area for financial year 1986–87 is given below. A breakdown of manpower by category of employment is not available.

British coal manpower on colliery books by area for financial year 1986–87
North East14,444
North Yorkshire17,758
South Yorkshire15,402
North Derbyshire7,414
South Midlands inc. Kent7,431
South Wales10,238