HC Deb 23 November 1982 vol 32 c473W
Mr. John Grant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list those Islington partnership proposals related to job creation which are currently under way or due for implementation and the estimated number of jobs expected to result from them.

Mr. King

The partnership's top priority is economic regeneration. Some 38 per cent. of the partnership's 1982–83 allocation is being spent in that field including the sum of £635,000 for assistance to local firms and businesses under the Inner Urban Areas Act. Many of the schemes approved this year are expected to help some existing jobs or to create new ones, but it would require a disproportionate amount of research on the part of the local authority and private firms to provide an estimate of the number of jobs involved.