HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 cc214-5W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the number of new jobs that have been created and taken in the Welsh coalfields between 1964 and the latest convenient date.

Mr. Darling

I regret that information in the form requested is not available.

But it is estimated that industrial buildings for which industrial development certificates were issued and which were completed in the period, January, 1964-June, 1967, for manufacturing industry, will, when fully manned, provide employment for 7,810 and 1,140 in the South and North Wales coalfields respectively.