§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will estimate the cost of creating a new job in the development areas of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
The average cost of new jobs in the development and special development areas of Great Britain expected to be created by projects offered 739W assistance under Section 7 of the Industry Act between 1st April 1976 and 30th November 1976 is estimated at £13,300, 43 per cent. of which will be contributed from public sector funds including regional development grants under Part 1 of the Industry Act as well as selective assistance under Section 7 and assistance from other public sector sources.