Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what is the total number of new jobs announced by the Industrial Development Board for the year ended 31 December 1984; and how many of these jobs will be provided by Northern Ireland firms, Great Britain's firms and foreign firms, respectively;
(2) how many new firms, based, respectively, in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and in foreign countries, announced their intention during the year ended 31 December 1984 to locate in Northern Ireland and provide employment.
§ Dr. Boyson
In the year ended 31 December 1984, the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland promoted 5,189 new jobs. These were promoted as follows:
Number Northern Ireland firms 1,508 Great Britain firms 1,150 Foreign firms 2,531 Total 5,189
The 1,508 new jobs promoted by Northern Ireland-owned companies involved 41 companies. Of these, six were new companies set up in Northern Ireland and the related employment was 264.421W
The 1,150 jobs arising from Great Britain-owned firms came from 26 companies. Of these three were new companies to Northern Ireland and the related employment was 87.
The 2,531 jobs from foreign-owned firms came from 22 companies. Of these, four were new companies to Northern Ireland and the related employment was 585.