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Coal

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people were employed in the UK coal industry in each of the last five years. (227167)

As reported to the Coal Authority in its role as licensing authority, employment in the coal industry at the close of each of the last five years was as follows:

Number

2003-04

8,365

2004-05

7,109

2005-06

5,903

2006-07

5,411

2007-08

5,402