§ 77 and 78. Mr. T. Fraser
asked the President of the Board of Trade (1) what is the estimated labour force to be employed in the motor car manu- 26W facturers' expansion projects determined in recent months; and how this employment will be distributed among the areas in which these expansions will take place;
(2) what is the amount of capital investment involved in the motor car manufacturers' expansion projects approved in recent months; and how this capital investment is distributed among the areas in which these expansions will take place.
§ Mr. Erroll
The hon. Member will appreciate that my right hon. Friend cannot give individual figures without the consent of the firms concerned; but on the basis of details already announced, the industry plans an investment of the order of over £100 million in the development districts to create some 30,000 new jobs. I cannot say what investment is planned outside these areas, but labour is not expected to increase to any significant extent. In the development districts, approximately 20,000 new jobs are expected to be on Merseyside, 5,600 in Scotland and 4,200 in Wales.