§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will publish a table showing the numbers employed, respectively, in the National Coal Board, in South Wales and the British Steel Corporation in Wales in March and June each year from 1970 to the present date.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
These figures are not available in the form requested. The British Steel Corporaton publishes figures for employment in its Welsh Division in the BSC annual statistics. While my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy is responsible for the National Coal Board, I understand the National Coal Board publishes annual 39W employment figures for the Welsh coal industry in the statistical tables attached to its annual reports.
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