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Ford Engine Plant (Bridgend)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many jobs will have been created as a direct result of the previous Administration's incentive to aid Ford engine plant to decide to build its factory at Bridgend.

Government assistance was provided for a model replacement programme which included the Bridgend engine plant and involved job creation and preservation there and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. It would not, therefore, be appropriate to relate this solely to the engine plant nor are precise figures available.

asked the Secretary of of State for Industry what amount of Government aid has been extended to the Ford engine plant at Bridgend; and how much has already been taken up.

Government aid related to a model replacement programme of which the Bridgend engine plant formed only part. Total Government assistance was in the form of an interest relief grant of £75 million which has now all been taken up and Ford remains eligible for regional development grants on expenditure falling in the assisted areas.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many subsidiary jobs will result directly from Ford establishing its engine plant in Bridgend; and if he will give the details.