asked the Secretary of State for Industry when the completion of the factory which has been allocated to St. Helens will take place; how many men and women may expect to find jobs there, and what action is being taken urgently, to attract the kind of industry that will absorb large numbers of unemployed workers.
The factory is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The number of jobs to be provided depends on the type of industry attracted but is likely to be between 45 and 60. Every opportunity is taken of drawing inquirers' attention to the area. It is part of a special development area and so the full range of regional incentives is available.