§ Mr. Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average annual cost of each job created by the Highlands and Islands Development Board.
§ Mr. John MacKay
I understand from the board that the estimated average cost of each job created or retained are as follows:
£ 1971–82 *3,967 1980–82 *4,790 1982 *4,188 * at 1982 prices.
The board does not keep statistics differentiating between the cost of jobs created and retained.