HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc15-6W
Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many new jobs have been made available in Hartlepool; and what was the level of lost jobs during the past two years to the latest convenient date.

Mr. Alan Williams

I have been asked to reply.

Some 2,200 additional jobs were expected to arise as a result of offers of Selective Financial Assistance under the Industry Act 1972 up to the end of April 1976. In addition further jobs will have been created or preserved as a result of other Government assistance to industry.

Some 4,000 proposed redundancies were notified to the Department of Em ployment in the two years ended 30th April 1976 but not all of these may have taken effect: there were 3,300 persons unemployed (excluding adult students) in the Hartlepool "Travel to Work Area" in April 1976, some 900 more than in April 1974.