§ Sir John Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what changes have taken place on the board and in the activities of Enterprise Ulster.
§ Mr. Adam Butler
The life of Enterprise Ulster has been extended for a further three years from 1 April 1983 and the board has been reconstituted. With the exception of two new members who replaced two long-standing members, the board is unaltered.
Enterprise Ulster continues to engage in a wide range of projects of an environmental, amenity, cultural, community or social nature and during 1982 it is estimated that some 1,250 jobs will be supported. A small research team of four graduates is also being appointed to conduct research into community needs. However a grant-aided scheme started some two years ago whereby Enterprise Ulster funded the wages of additional district council employees to carry out various projects, and which at one time supported up to 250 employees, was terminated on 31 March 1983.