HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 c559W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask he President of the Board of Trade what assessment he has made of the report on the coal industry prepared by European public policy advisers for the European Parliament and given to him on 14 January.

Registered unemployed in constituencies where collieries have closed Change
June 1987 December 1992 Per cent. Jobs lost through colliery closures since June 1987
England 158,405 136,791 -13.6 22,530
Wales 32,657 26,912 -17.6 5,072
Scotland 23,526 17,752 -25.4 2,180


Employment data—Department of Employment NOMIS database.

Job losses due to colliery closures—British Coal.


1. The constituencies listed are those where closures of coal mines have been identified. Colliery employees would not necessarily have resided in the same constituency.

2. The number of jobs lost through colliery closures may not reflect jobs lost in the run-down prior to closure.

3. The figures do not include reductions in employment at coal mines which remain open.