HC Deb 12 January 1987 vol 108 c78W
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:

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.

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