HC Deb 26 June 1969 vol 785 c296W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many State-owned industries were set up in Wales in the year 1968–69; where they were located; and how many men are employed in them

Mr. George Thomas

I have been asked to reply.

In addition to the normal activities of the nationalised industries, the Government established the decimal branch of the Royal Mint at Llantrisant in 1968–69 There are over 400 men employed there at present. Other decisions to disperse Government office work to Wales will, when fully implemented, provide over 10,000 jobs. Government assistance to private industry in the Principality amounted to more than £60 million in 1968.