HC Deb 07 June 1976 vol 912 cc550-1W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new jobs in manufacturing industry have been created in Northern Ireland during each of the past five years; how many of these result from expansion of existing enterprises; and how many from new investment.

Mr. Moyle,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 21st May 1976; Vol. 911, c. 742], gave the following information:

It is not possible to give precise figures, but the following estimates are based on information available about jobs provided in firms which have been assisted by the Department of Commerce and the Local Enterprise Development Unit—LEDU—cunder the Northern Ireland industries development legislation:

in Northern Ireland have been assisted by EEC grants.

Mr. Moyle,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th May 1976; Vol. 911, c. 707], gave the following information:

The list of Northern Ireland projects which are being assisted by the Regional Development Fund is published periodically by the Department of Industry in its official journal "Trade and Industry".

The Farm and Horticulture Development Scheme, the Payment to Outgoers Scheme, and the Livestock Compensatory Allowance Scheme in less favoured areas, which are modifications of schemes previously in operation, are assisted by EEC grants.

Enterprise Ulster and most of the schemes of training and rehabilitation administered by the Department of Manpower Services are being assisted by EEC grants. A limited range of the expenditure on rehabilitation of disabled persons which is incurred by DHSS (NI) has been accepted as qualifying for support from the Social Fund.