HC Deb 31 January 1969 vol 776 c399W
Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many persons in Scotland are currently working in advance factories included in programmes announced since October, 1964; and what is the aggregate average cost to public funds to the latest available date of providing each of these jobs.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Of the 50 advance factories in Scotland approved since October, 1964, 19 are now occupied, and are currently providing 1,517 jobs. Many of the factories have yet to recruit all the labour they will need and it is not possible to say what the average cost of providing each job will be.