§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many firms have been assisted in the Northern region by the National Enterprise Board; what is the total investment; and how many jobs are involved.
§ Mr. Michael Marshall
The Board has invested £2.3 million in seven companies that are wholly based in the Department's Northern region; they provide about 700 jobs. In addition, four other companies in which the Board has made substantial investment on a national basis provide about 1,450 jobs in the region.