HC Deb 09 November 1970 vol 806 cc5-6W
48. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new jobs are expected to be provided in the Sunderland area in the next five years.

Mr. Anthony Grant

On 30th September, 1970, the latest date for which a figure is available, the number of jobs expected to arise in the Sunderland area within the next four years in authorised

give a regional breakdown for the value of the investment allowances and free depreciation available in Development Districts before 1966. Estimates of future expenditure for individual development areas cannot be provided, but the differential benefit expected to arise from free depreciation and extended assistance under the Local Employment Acts will be broadly equivalent to the present cost of the investment grant differential.

new industrial building and buildings taken over by manufacturing firms amounted to about 3,600. This figure is an indication of new manufacturing jobs reported to the Department of Trade and Industry: it is not an estimate of all jobs likely to be created in the Sunderland area over the period.