§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many new jobs have been created in the counties of Merionethshire, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire, Breconshire and Cardiganshire, respectively, in the course of the past three years; and how many jobs have been lost in the same period in each of the counties, respectively.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Precise information about jobs created and jobs lost is not available, but an indication of net changes can be obtained by comparing levels of employment at different dates.
The following table shows changes in the estimated numbers of employees in employment between 1968 and 1971. Estimates for 1972 are not yet available:
Change 1968–71 Breconshire +290 Cardiganshire +340 Merionethshire -710 Montgomeryshire +1,390 Radnorshire +400
The estimates are subject to sampling and other errors.