§ Mr. Hudson Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many new jobs have been created in manufacturing industry in Wales since January 1980; and how many have been lost during the same period as a result of redundancy or closing.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Comprehensive information on jobs created and lost in manufacturing industry is not available. Some 5,300 jobs are expected to arise 355W over the next three to four years in firms which have accepted offers of selective financial assistance and/or which have been allocated Government-financed premises since 1 January 1980.