HC Deb 28 May 1963 vol 678 cc114-5W
67. Mr. Gourlay

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new jobs have been provided in Buckhaven and Methil since it was scheduled as a development district; and what prospects there are for the 150 redundant miners from Wellesley Colliery.

Mr. D. Price

Of the 2,000 jobs estimated for Fife from projects assisted under the Act, about 450 have already arisen. I cannot give the separate figure for the Kirkcaldy development district (which includes Buckhaven and Methil) since to do so would reveal details of individual companies' business. My right hon. Friend understands that about 140 men will be affected by the concentration at Wellesley Colliery, but that the N.C.B. expect that most of these will be placed within the six month period of redundancy compensation.

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