§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the companies that have relocated to the Speke enterprise zone; and in each case (a) how many jobs each has provided and (b) where each was previously sited.
§ Mr. King
The companies which by 31 May this year, the latest date for which detailed information is available, had relocated to the Speke enterprise zone were:
- 1. Vestric
- 2. Metal Box PLC
- 3. Miner Industrial and Sportswear Ltd.
The first two come from elsewhere in Liverpool and the last from St. Helens. Since then I understand that EIE (English Industrial Estates corporation) has disposed of 18 of its "beehive" units and that the British Leyland plant has been sold to a local developer.
Information about employment in individual firms was gathered in confidence and the figures about jobs in each firm cannot be released.