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Job Creation

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to create more jobs in (a) Kirkby and (b) on Merseyside.

I have been asked to reply.Within the Merseyside special development area, of which Kirkby is a part, firms can qualify for the maximum levels of regional incentives in Great Britain including regional development grants at a rate of 22 per cent. The changes in regional policy announced last July will concentrate assistance on the special development areas.

NUMBERS UNEMPLOYED AT 10 JANUARY 1980
Column (i)Column (ii)Column (iii)
All age groupsUnder 18 years of age (included in Column (ii))
CountyMalesFemalesTotalMalesFemalesTotal
South Glamorgan10,0153,54013,5554775431,020
Mid Glamorgan11,1555,95117,1068049561,760
West Glamorgan8,3315,04713,378442504946
Gwent10,0705,55415,6246428151,457
Dyfed6,0333,3239,356252328580
Powys1,0945021,596404080
Gwynedd5,2552,5447,799195226421
Clwyd7,9954,45512,450350427777
Wales59,94830,91690,8643,2023,8397,041