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Job Creation

Volume 77: debated on Friday 26 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish for 1984 the number of jobs created by the Industrial Development Board and Local Enterprise Development Unit distinguishing between jobs resulting from new inward investment, new indigenous investment, expansion of existing concerns and total investment for the Industrial Development Board and new companies from within Northern Ireland, expanding companies and the total for the Local Enterprise Development Unit distinguished between manufacturing and service industries.

In the calendar year 1984 the Industrial Development Board and Local Enterprise Development Unit provided a total of 8,840 jobs. The breakdown is as follows:

1DB

Jobs from new Inward Investment in

  • (a) Manufacturing Industry=653.
  • (b) Service Industry=19.
  • Jobs from new indigenous investment in

  • (a) Manufacturing Industry=264.
  • (b) Service Industry=Nil.
  • Jobs from expansions of existing concerns in

  • (a) Manufacturing Industry=4,091.
  • (b) Service Industry=92.
  • Note: The Industrial Development Board normally accounts for its achievements on a financial year basis, ending on 31 March, and it is intended to publish the results for the 1984–85 year on 1 May 1985.

    LEDU

    Jobs from new companies within Northern Ireland in

  • (a) Manufacturing Industry=1,652.
  • (b) Service Industry=724.
  • Jobs from expansions of existing companies in

  • (a) Manufacturing Industry=814.
  • (b) Service Industry=141.
  • Total jobs arising from Enterprise Grant Scheme=390.