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Michelin Tyre Company

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Michelin Tyre Company has received in grants from the various Government Departments during the time it has been located in Northern Ireland; what is the value of these grants at 1982 prices; and if he has any information as to the average level of employment at the Michelin plants over this period.

Since 1967 the company has received grants totalling £24·8 million. The estimated value of those grants at 1982 prices using relevant inflation indices, would be approximately £50 million.I regret that I am unable to provide information relating to average employment levels. However, it is known that the peak level of employment at Michelin in Northern Ireland was approximately 3,800 and at the end of 1982 was approximately 3,200