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Coal Industry

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many persons were employed in the coal industry in Scotland in (a) 1979, (b) 1984, (c) 1989 and (d) 1991, respectively.

[holding answer 20 January 1992]: The number of persons employed in coal extraction and manufacture of solid fuels in Scotland was 17,150 in 1984 and 3,420 in 1989. These data are taken from the census of employment: the data from the 1991 census are not yet available, and no census was conducted in 1979.