§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many new jobs he expects to be created before the end of the year (a) in Kirkby, (b) on Merseyside, (c) in the North-West, (d) in the Northern Region, (e) in Scotland, and (f) in Wales.
§ Mr. Cryer
Companies in receipt of offers of regional selective assistance under Section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 expect to create the following new jobs during the year ending 31st March 1978:
Jobs Kirkby … … 330 Merseyside … … 7,500 North West Region … … 14,200 Northern Region … … 10,700 Scotland … … 19,000 Wales … … 7,000
Other new employment will arise from selective assistance given under the accelerated projects, selective investment and industry schemes authorised under 466W Section 8 of the Act; from payment of regional development grant under Part I; from Government factories for rent or purchase; and from investment by the National Enterprise Board.