§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much coal and steel per head of the population of Wales is produced in Wales; and what percentage of United Kingdom production in coal, steel, iron, crude steel and tin-plate, respectively, is produced in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The production in Wales of coal and crude steel per head of the population was 2.8 tonnes, and 1.1 tonnes, respectively in 1980. The other information is given in the table below:
Production in Wales as a percentage of the United Kingdom 1980 Percentage Coal 6.9 Iron 25.5 Crude Steel l26.2 Tinplate 100.0
Sources:National Coal Board; Iron and Steel Statistics Bureau.
Figures for finished steel are not available in this context since more than one area can be involved in the production.