§ Dr. Godman
To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many(a) males and (b) females have been employed in the offshore oil and gas installations, rigs and vessels in each of the past 10 years.
§ Mr. Eggar
An annual survey carried out by the Inland Revenue estimated that the total employed in offshore oil and gas installations, rigs and vessels in 1992 was some 29,500. These surveys do not distinguish between male and female. Estimates from previous surveys are given in my Department's reports to Parliament, the "Development of the Oil and Gas Resources of the United Kingdom" (the Brown Book), copies of which are available in the Library. The 1993 edition of the Brown Book will be available by the end of April.