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Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many new jobs are expected to arise for males and females, respectively, in (a) manufacturing industry, and (b) in non-manufacturing sectors, in each of the districts and counties of Wales during each of the next five years.

I regret that information is not available in the form requested. We do, however, know of about 24,600—18,100 male—jobs expected to arise in manufacturing in Wales over the next four years as a result of selective assistance under the Industry Act and from our information about the take-up of new and existing factory buildings. A breakdown of these jobs by standard planning sub-division is as follows:

Industrial South Wales15,1004,96020,060
North-West Wales6403901,030
Industrial North-East Wales1,2508602,110
Central Wales8401901,030
West Wales270100370
We do not have information about prospective new jobs in the non-manufacturing sectors.