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Employment

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what has been the amount of public money spent, in total and per head of population, creating jobs in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions served by an economic planning council in the last 10 years.

The information is not available in precisely the form requested. The table below shows the amount spent on regional preferential assistance by assisted areas.

Population figures are not readily available for individual assisted areas but expenditure per head in present development

1970–71

1971–72

1972–73

1973–74

££££
Development Areas (including special Development Areas)22·619·818·423·6
Intermediate areas0·30·50·52·3
All assisted areas11·810·49·713·2

The above figures take no account of the differential value of tax allowances which were available at various times in the period.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many jobs have been created by his Department's activities in Scotland, Wales and each of the eight English regions served by an

EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATED WITH PROJECTS OFFERED ASSISTANCE UNDER THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT ACTS
('000)
Development Areas
Financial yearNorthernMerseysideSouth WesternTotal England*WelshScottishIntermediate AreasTotal
1964–65n/an/an/a3722160
1965–66n/an/an/a4464292
1966–672411237133686
1967–68198229142567
1968–692693381523Nil75
1969–7034143501827197
1970–7123933513251083
1971–721273229171462
1972–7313522010201161
1973–74516510424
The totals have been rounded and do not necessarily add.
* Including assistance offered in the former Development Districts; coverage of area has varied over time.
† Less than 500.
EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATED WITH PROJECTS OFFERED ASSISTANCE UNDER SECTION 7 OF THE INDUSTRY ACT
('000)
Financial year
1972–731973–74
Scotland316
Wales211
Northern Region315
Yorkshire and Humberside Region112
South-West Region12
North-West Region215
East Midlands1
Total1272
The figures in the tables do not give a complete picture as no account is taken of the effect of other important forms of regional assistance, particularly Regional Development Grant and Investment Grant, payable irrespective of whether additional employment is created, as well as Regional Employment Premium. On the other hand some of the jobs in the

areas and intermediate areas since 1970–71 has been:

economic planning council in each of the last 10 years.

Information is not available in precisely the form requested. Additional employment expected to arise in the assisted areas from projects assisted under the Local Employment Acts and in the economic planning regions from projects assisted under Section 7 of the Industry Act, for the years 1964–65 to 1973–74, is set out in the tables below:tables would have arisen without Government assistance.