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National Enterprise Board

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what was the quantitative impact of the National Enterprise Board on jobs lost or gained in industry, including indirect employment in its suppliers, from its introduction until 1979.

Any estimate could be provided only at disproportionate cost and would entail the adoption of a number of assumptions—different in case—including allowance for the two types of displacement effects on employment, all of which would necessarily be subject to great uncertainty.