HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 cc140-1W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many jobs in the West Midlands it is estimated are dependent upon the prosperity and continuance of BL Limited.

Mr. Michael Marshall

The Government have estimated that, taking the country as a whole, one person is employed in a supplier industry for every person employed in BL Limited. But this relationship does not necessarily hold between jobs in BL Limited and jobs in supplier firms in any particular region.