HC Deb 07 December 1961 vol 650 cc178-9W
42. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish details of the total number of new jobs provided in Fife as a result of the Local Employment Act, indicating the location of the employment and the respective proportions of female and male jobs.

Mr. Erroll

About 1,200 jobs are estimated to arise from projects assisted under the Local Employment Act. Although exact figures cannot yet be given of male and female jobs, at least 1,000 are likely to be for women. 150 of these jobs have already arisen since workers have been recruited for training. I cannot give details of the individual locations, since this would disclose particulars given to us in confidence by the firms concerned.