§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give the total number of jobs in both opencast and deep mining in Scotland in each of the years 1979ߝ80 to 1987ߝ88; and if he will give the estimated number of jobs in opencast and deep mining in each of the years 1988ߝ89, 1989ߝ90 and 1990ߝ91.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
This is a matter for the British Coal Corporation, and I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.