§ Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs are in prospect in each economic planning region; how these compare with the equivalent figures at 30th June, 1970; and how many in each instance are jobs in manufacturing industry.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
I regret that figures for jobs in prospect are calculated for the development areas only and do not include jobs arising in the service industries. In development areas the jobs expected to arise over the usual four year period in new industrial buildings for which IDCs have been granted and in existing buildings taken over by manufacturing industry were:
30th June, 1970 30th May, 1972 Northern Region 43,400 24,200 South West Development Area 6,100 3,300 North West Development Area 24,000 11,700 Scotland 39,400 33,500 Wales 30,900 18,300
The exemption limits below which IDCs are not required were raised in December, 1970. The two sets of figures are not therefore comparable.