HC Deb 21 May 1973 vol 857 cc3-4W
21. Mr. Orbach

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new jobs his Department anticipates will be created or available in the Stockport area in 1973, 1974 and 1975.

Mr. Chataway

Precise figures are not available, but applicants for IDCs approved in the last 12 months in the Stockport employment exchange area estimated that 300 jobs would arise when the projects were complete and fully manned. This figure takes no account of developments below the exemption limit, moves into existing premises and jobs arising in the service sector.