HC Deb 11 March 1980 vol 980 c528W
Mr. Guy Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost of new jobs created as a result of investment made by the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas.

Mr. Monro

The average gross capital cost per job of new factories built for the Development Commission is about £7,000. The figure in respect of COSIRA loans is about £3,800.

It is not possible to distinguish between new jobs created and those transferred from existing premises.