46. Mr. Hamilton
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing, for each complete financial year from April, 1960, the total expenditure incurred within the terms of the Local Employment Act, the number of new jobs actually provided in each of those years, and the comparable figures for the first three quarters of the financial year 1962–63.
§ Mr. D. Price
The expenditure in the financial year 1960–61 was £11.8 million, that in the year 1961–62 was £32.8 million and that in the period April-December, 1962, was £16.8 million. I cannot give the number of jobs actually provided in those periods, and in any event the number provided in any period bears no relation to the expenditure in that period.