§ 22. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will give a list of the firms through which it is hoped to provide 2,000 to 3,000 jobs in South Tyneside East; and what further information he now has about the other prospects of additional employment in the area.
§ Mr. J. Rodgers
Estimates of jobs in prospect are based on confidential information provided by the firms concerned. I therefore cannot give the hon. Member the list for which he asks.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
Is the hon. Gentleman satisfied that these jobs will eventually materialise, and can he say when they will materialise?
§ Mr. Rodgers
I am afraid that I could not say that, but we try to be as accurate as possible in our estimates.