HC Deb 27 January 1992 vol 202 c425W
18. Mr. O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the number of jobs created by the British Coal Enterprise scheme in each of the past three years.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The number of job opportunities created by British Coal Enterprise in each of the past three years are: 1988–89, 14,593; 1989–90, 14,784; and, 1990–91, 9,268—nearly 40,000 in total.