HC Deb 08 December 1983 vol 50 c252W
Mr. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the total value since 1 January 1983 of export orders won and of contracts and investments made by Scottish firms and the employment associated with those projects.

Mr. Allan Stewart

During the period 1 January to 30 November 1983, Scottish-based companies published details of export orders totalling £401 million, and announced contracts and/or investments in Scotland amounting to £774 million. Projects promising t6,500 new jobs within two to three years and 2,750 further new jobs within five years were announced during this period. In addition some 6,950 jobs were safeguarded. These figures refer to items announced by Scottish companies and are not exhaustive.