HC Deb 30 April 1968 vol 763 cc179-80W
Mr. Speed

asked the Minister of Power if he will list the smokeless fuel plants operated by the National Coal Board together with their capital cost and the

Stirling, Perth, Dumfries, Stonehaven, Montrose and Brechin.

Mr. Hattersley

Only very broad estimates of the numbers of employees in individual industries in local areas can be provided. The estimates are likely to understate slightly the proportion of employees in service industries and overstate the proportion in manufacturing.

The following table gives the estimated numbers in manufacturing industries and in tax-bearing industries; the manufacturing figures do not correspond exactly with the numbers in establishments eligible for regional payments, of which figures are not available for local areas. The estimates are rounded to the nearest hundred and relate to June, 1966, which is the latest date for which local estimates are available.

amount of fuel sold over the last 12 months.

Mr. Gunter

Detailed figures on individual plants are a matter for the National Coal Board and I have asked the Chairman to write to the hon. Member.

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