HC Deb 04 July 1979 vol 969 c611W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many firms have been assisted in the Northern region by the National Enterprise Board; what is the total investment; and how many jobs are involved.

Mr. Michael Marshall

The Board has invested £2.3 million in seven companies that are wholly based in the Department's Northern region; they provide about 700 jobs. In addition, four other companies in which the Board has made substantial investment on a national basis provide about 1,450 jobs in the region.