HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 cc351-2W
20. Mr. Hind

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many jobs are supported by the North sea oil industry; and what number are based in(a) Scotland and (b) the north-east.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Department of Employment estimated that 25,400 persons were directly employed in the oil and gas industry in June 1989. There are no official figures on the much larger total number of jobs supported by the North sea oil industry.

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