Mexborough and Wombwell

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th January 1980.

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Photo of Mr Edwin Wainwright Mr Edwin Wainwright , Dearne Valley 12:00 am, 28th January 1980

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many new jobs have been created in the Mexborough and Wombwell employment exchange areas over the past 12 months.

Photo of Mr David Mitchell Mr David Mitchell , Basingstoke

Figures are not recorded for the number of new jobs created.

Photo of Mr Edwin Wainwright Mr Edwin Wainwright , Dearne Valley

Does the Minister realise that unemployment is still rising in Mexborough in spite of the fact that the area has become a scheduled development area? Is he aware that we want some action—more jobs in Mexborough? When will the Government provide more jobs not just in Mexborough, but throughout the country, in order to reduce unemployment?

Photo of Mr David Mitchell Mr David Mitchell , Basingstoke

All the Government's economic policies are designed to produce a climate in which jobs will be created, new businesses will start and there will be business expansion.