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Development Areas (Employment)

Volume 773: debated on Friday 22 November 1968

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number of new jobs provided in 1964–65 and 1967–68, respectively, in the development areas.

Full information, covering new jobs arising in all types of activity, is not available. In respect of completed projects in manufacturing industry for which industrial development certificates were issued, estimates of new jobs arising when the projects are fully manned were provided by the applicants for certificates as follows:—April, 1964 to March, 1965–29,200.April, 1967 to March, 1968–34,900 (provisional).