§ Mr. Patchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the number and type of job creation opportunities set up by British Coal Enterprise Ltd. in South Yorkshire since 1984.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Since 1984, in the Yorkshire region as a whole British Coal Enterprise Ltd.—BCE—has helped to create 5,711 new job opportunities by funding the start-up or expansion of new businesses, and a further 1,298 new job opportunities through the funding of managed workspace. BCE has also helped 4,695 ex-British Coal employees to find alternative employment, through the job and career change scheme. The total to 31 March 1991 is therefore 11,704. Separate figures for South Yorkshire are not published.