§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what figures he has for the growth in productivity in the coal industry for each of the last three years; and if he will publish the figures for other European coal producing nations.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Productivity, in terms of kilograms per manhour in the coal-producing nations of the European Community over the latest three calendar years for which figures are available, was as follows:
1985 1986 1987 United Kingdom 408 512 577 Germany 593 602 616 France 392 427 503 Spain 249 286 284 Belgium 314 321 316