HC Deb 19 November 1971 vol 826 c226W
Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the total number of new jobs expected to be created in Scotland as a direct consequence of oil finds in Scottish waters.

Mr. Dudley Smith

It is difficult to make an estimate, since developments are likely to be spread over a number of years and cannot as yet be fully quantified. I understand, however, that if known major projects were to materialise they could give rise to as many as 4,000 jobs in Scotland.

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