§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of factories in the course of construction and planned in the Cardiff, Ebbw Vale and Shotton areas, showing the anticipated opening dates and the number of jobs to be provided for males and females, respectively, by these undertakings.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
Information is not available in the form requested. The number of new jobs expected to arise in manufacturing industry in the three areas over the next four years is as follows:
Cardiff … 2,900 (2.200 male) Ebbw Vale … 2,150 (1,450 male) Shotton … 1,100 (600 male)
In addition a major development at Merthyr Tydfil is expected to provide over 3,000 jobs, mostly male.
The above figures take no account of any new jobs which may arise in non-manufacturing sectors. Nor do they include the 500 jobs to be created in the BSC finishing end at Shotton.