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Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) direct and (b) indirect jobs have been created in (i) Wales and (ii) the UK as a consequence of the UK's involvement in the development of the Eurofighter. [113119]

[holding answer 13 May 2003]: It is estimated that, in the UK, at peak production some 5,600 skilled engineering and production jobs will be created, with an estimated 16,000 jobs sustained or created in the supply chain.Figures are not available on a regional basis, which means I am unable to provide this information for Wales.