HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 c74W
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.

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