HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 cc360-1W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many temporary jobs and how many permanent jobs were created by the international garden festival in Liverpool.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

In addition to the 200 to 300 people working on the construction of the international garden festival at any one time between autumn 1981 and spring 1984, around 500 people were directly employed in the operation of the festival itself. Many other jobs, some temporary, others permanent, were created indirectly by the festival elsewhere on Merseyside.

It is too early to say how many permanent jobs will result from the success of the festival.