§ 23. Mr. Jay
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new Government-financed factory building schemes, 570 including extensions, and how many private schemes, have been approved in Development Areas in 1959; what were the corresponding figures for 1958; and what was the volume of new employment in each year.
§ Sir D. Eccles
Industrial schemes approved during the first six months of this year were 71 Government-financed and 131 private, estimated to employ 16,800 workers. In the corresponding period last year, 8 and 128 schemes respectively with potential employment for 11,250 workers.