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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S2W-18539
Asked by: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 17 August 2005

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive how many manufacturing jobs were created through inward investment in (a) Scotland, and (b) Glasgow in each of the last five years.

Current status: Answered by Nicol Stephen on 28 September 2005


Answer

The total number of manufacturing jobs which have been created through inward investment in Scotland and Glasgow is not collected. However, Scottish Development International (SDI) does provide information on the number of jobs planned to be created and safeguarded in different industry sectors through projects supported by SDI.

The following table shows the number of planned jobs created for manufacturing sectors over the last five years, and the number of planned jobs created in the Glasgow postcode area over the same period. It should be noted that not all jobs created by a manufacturing project are necessarily manufacturing jobs.

Scotland

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

Total Manufacturing Sectors

4,546

1,235

1,512

800

1,149

Glasgow Postcode 

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

Total Manufacturing Sectors

992

133

28

211

 153

Table : Manufacturing sector jobs planned to be created.

Source: Scottish Development International.