HC Deb 12 March 1963 vol 673 cc135-6W
72. Mr. Gourlay

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new jobs have been provided in the development districts of Kirkcaldy and Burntisland, respectively, since they were scheduled under the Local Employment Act; and what further action he intends taking to reduce the rising unemployment in those areas.

Mr. D. Price

Assistance has been offered under the Local Employment Act to projects in the Dunfermline group of employment exchange areas, of which Burntisland forms part, estimated to create over 1,200 new jobs. I cannot give the figure for the Kirkcaldy development district, since to do so would reveal details of individual companies' business. My right hon. Friend will continue to make full use of his powers under the Act to encourage the introduction and expansion of industry in these areas.