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Job Creation

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the cost per job created as a result of the European Coal and Steel Community funds to projects in Wales over the past 12 months for which figures are available; and how this compares with equivalent figures for all European Economic Community funds and the Government's own regional industrial policy, respectively.

As many projects benefit simultaneously from aid from more than one of these sources, it would be misleading to relate the value of European Coal and Steel funds provided in any year to an expected number of jobs in the form of a cost per job ratio. For the same reason, it is not possible to draw a valid