HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 cc1677-8
1. Mr. Dance

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will publish details of the projects to create additional employment in development areas during the winter months for which expenditure of £10 million was authorised on 15th October, 1968; and how many additional jobs were created in such projects.

The Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Mr. Peter Shore)

Details of expenditure on the main types of project in Scotland and the Northern Region were given in the reply by my hon. Friend, the Minister of State, to the hon. Member for Hamilton (Mrs. Ewing) on 3rd December, 1968.—[Vol. 774, c. 456.] I will circulate corresponding details for Wales in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The programme was expected to provide roughly some 8,000 jobs.

Mr. Dance

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that this expenditure serves its purpose and is justified?

Mr. Shore

It succeeded in providing a useful number of additional jobs in areas where unemployment was exceptionally high.

The information is as follows:

Wales (£',000)
Roads 2,130
Schools 300
Hospitals 200
Other 170