§ Sir Ian Lloyd
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many new jobs have been created by the British Coal Enterprise scheme at the latest convenient date; and if he will give details for each area of Great Britain.
§ Mr. David Hunt
At the end of December 1986 British Coal Enterprise Ltd. had assisted in the creation of 13,077 new job opportunities. The regional breakdown is as follows:
Number Scotland 2,518 North East 1,875 Yorkshire 2,289 North Midlands 358 South Midlands 656 Western 1,652 South Wales 3,561 South East 168
The company has so far committed £20.8 million and has generated a total of £137 million of job creation investment.
Details of the company's activities are contained in the annual review and in the report and accounts, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House.