§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for Scotland all those expansion projects announced since May 1979; what is the number of jobs they hoped to create; and over what time scale.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Comprehensive information on expansion projects is not available. However, projects receiving selective financial assistance of £5,000 or more under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 are listed quarterly onBritish Business. Since May 1979, 39,525 new jobs have been associated with offers of selective financial assistance: these will arise over a number of years.