HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 cc1168-9
14. Mr. Gower

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new jobs have been created in Wales by the completion of new factories and extensions during each of the last three years; how many have been created since the passing of the Local Employment Act; and how many new jobs are in prospect in Wales during 1961.

Mr. Maudling

New factories and extensions known to be completed in 1958, 1959 and 1960 had employment estimated by the firms concerned of 2,336, 1,807 and 2,610 respectively. Comparable figures for the period since the passing of the Local Employment Act are not yet available. It is estimated that about 15,000 persons will be employed by schemes now known to be under construction. Some of these will be completed in 1961.

Mr. Gower

May I thank my right hon. Friend for that very encouraging reply?