§ 21. Mr. Crouch
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish detailed figures of the casualties sustained by divers working in the North Sea in 1972, 1973, and so far this year.
§ Mr. John Smith
Arising from diving operations in connection with oil and gas installations on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf my Department has been notified of one diving fatality in 1972, one
STOCKS, DISPOSALS AND PRODUCTION OF DOMESTIC SOLID FUEL (thousand tons) Premium Smokeless Naturally Smokeless Other Smokeless House Coal Total Stocks End August 1973 … … 193 196 159* 1,435 1,983 End August 1974 … … 17 54 50* 14 135 Stocks held by NCB and other smokeless fuel producers only. In addition there are the stocks held by coal merchants, for which figures are not available: producers have been distributing as much of their own stocks as possible to the coal trade since the strike.
Premium Smokeless Naturally Smokeless Other Smokeless House Coal Total Disposals Year ended August 1974 … 1,784 1,278 2,721 9,457 15,240 Production Year ended August 1974 … 1,465 1,136 1,425* 8,036 12,062 * Excludes hard coke.
in 1973 and three in 1974; one serious injury in 1972 and three in 1973. The Government propose to make provisions to ensure that all diving accidents on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf are recorded.