§ Mr. Eadie
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy, (1) what was the average wage from each area of the United Kingdom coal industry for(a) coalface-trained miners, (b) miners employed elsewhere underground and (c) surface workers in 1990–91;
(2) what was the average incentive and bonus pay in 1990–91 in each United Kingdom colliery;
(3) what was the average earnings for the year 1990–91 in each area of the United Kingdom coalfield.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Detailed information on average earnings, incentives and bonus pay is not kept by my Department. However, the two-year pay and benefits agreement introduced by British Coal in January this year puts mineworkers near the top of the industrial earnings league.