HC Deb 21 February 1992 vol 204 cc306-7W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the current(a) male and (b) total employment percentage in (i) Wales and (ii) the area covered by the valleys initiative in each month of 1987 and 1991.

Sir Wyn Roberts

Estimated percentages of the work force in employment, including those on work-related government training programmes, are given in the following table:

Mr. McLoughlin

On 31 January 1992, there were 147 vessels operating as supply, anchor handling and other support vessels and, in addition, 176 standby vessels in the United Kingdom sector of the North sea in support of the oil industry. The countries of registration and the numbers involved were:

Support Vessels Number
United Kingdom 86
Norway 22
Denmark 10
Netherlands 8
Germany 3
Others 18

Standby Vessels Number
United Kingdom 149
Isle of man 9
Bermuda 2
Norway 2
Netherlands 1
Cayman Islands 4
Bahamas 4
United States of America 5