HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 cc70-1W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new jobs for men and women were provided in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Newburn urban district, respectively, during each of the last five years; and if he will estimate the numbers projected in the next 12 months.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody:

Information on the number of new jobs provided is not available but the additional employment which applicants for industrial development certificates estimated would arise from buildings completed for manufacturing industry in the employment exchange areas of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Newburn is given in the table below.

These two exchange areas cannot be considered in isolation in view of the extensive travel to work in the district and the table, therefore, includes similar information for the Tyneside Group of employment exchanges as a whole.

It is not possible to say how many jobs will be provided during the next twelve months, but on the basis of estimates given by applicants for industrial development certificates, the number of new jobs expected to arise within the next four years in authorised new industrial buildings and in existing buildings

Industrial buildingcompleted in Tyneside Group Exchange Newburn Exchange
Males Females Males Females Males Females
1962 1,660 350 60 20 360 90
1963 430 410 30 10
1964 880 1,210 80 80
1965 2,100 1,910 150 40
1966 4,310 670 90
1967 920 480 100 170
Owing to the risk of disclosure it is not possible to give figures for individual years for Newburn. Figures for 1967 are incomplete.
The Tyneside group comprises the employment exchanges of Blaydon, East Bolden, Felling, Gateshead, Jarrow and Hebburn, Newburn, Newcastle, Elswick, Walker, North Shields, South Shields. Wallsend, West Moor and Whitley Bay.