HC Deb 26 July 1971 vol 822 c7W
42. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs have been lost in the Northern Region during the past 12 months; and how many new jobs have been created.

Sir J. Eden

About 18,000 redundancies were notified as likely to occur in the year ending 30th June, 1971. No estimates are available of the total number of new jobs, but projects of over 10,000 sq. ft. for which Industrial Development certificates were issued during this period were estimated by the applicants to provide work for nearly 8,000 people when completed.