HC Deb 23 May 1991 vol 191 c629W
Dr. Dafydd Elis Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, if he will publish figures showing the percentage of total United Kingdom production of(a) coal, (b) steel and (c) tinplate which has been produced in Wales.

Mr. Sainsbury

The information for 1990 is as follows:

Percentage of total United Kingdom production produced in Wales
Commodity Per cent.
Coal1 6.5
Crude steel2 31.2
Tinplate2 100.0


1 Department of Energy: figures relate to all deep-mined and opencast coal, financial year 1990–91.

2Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau.