§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many inquiries were received from industrialists for factory space in Carmarthenshire and in the Carmarthen constituency, respectively, in 1964–65 and in 1965–66; how many factories were established as a result; and what numbers of men and women they employ.
§ Mr. Jay
No record is available about inquiries for particular areas. The number of occasions on which locations in Carmarthenshire and Carmarthen constituency have been suggested to industrialists is:—
Year ended October 1965 1966 Carmarthenshire … 122 135 Carmarthen constituency … 2 13
As a result of these (or earlier) suggestions, nine firms not previously operating in Wales became established in Carmarthenshire in the two years in question. Two of these firms are in Carmarthen constituency. The nine firms now employ nearly 500 people of which some two-fifths are men. The firms expect to employ more when in full production.