§ Lord Blease
asked Her Majesty's Government:
during each of the last five years for which figures are available, by companies in Northern Ireland receiving selective financial assistance under the Industrial Development Acts.
- (a) the number of actual new jobs created; and
- (b) the number of jobs lost (persons made redundant),
§ The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (The Earl of Mansfield)
The information requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. However, the net effect of the job flows requested is indicated by the change from year to year in the number of jobs in being in assisted firms which were created as a result of selective assistance:—
SPONSORED EMPLOYMENT Industrial Development Board Development (Formerly Department of Commerce) Local Enterprise Development Unit June February 1977 62,218 2,835 1978 61,909 3,587 1979 61,686 4,925 1980 57,696 5,564 1981 51,666 4,922 1982 47,033 4,993