HC Deb 08 July 1991 vol 194 c244W
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.