asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce the number of projects which have been approved for licences in the Shannon industrial estate during 1987 and 1988; the number of jobs approved; the number of actual employees working in those companies at the end of the third quarter of 1988; the overhead attractions such as rent per square foot for office accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Written Answers. - Shannon Industrial Estate.
The number of operating licences issued by my Department to companies under section 2 (1) of the Customs-Free Airport (Amendment) Act, 1958, to enable them to set up operations in the Shannon Free Zone was 12 in 1987 and 64 in 1988 to date.
The other information sought by the Deputy relates to the day to day administration of industrial policy on the Shannon Free Zone by the Shannon Free Airport Development Company Limited and is not, therefore, a matter for which I am directly responsible.