HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c415W
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.