§ 15. Dr. Michael Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his latest estimate of the number of jobs created by British Coal Enterprise Ltd.; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
I am pleased to report that British Coal Enterprise Ltd. is continuing to make good progress in its work of creating alternative employment in coalfield areas. At the end of December 1986 the company had committed nearly £21 million and had helped create over 13,000 new job opportunities.