HC Deb 11 December 1984 vol 69 c441W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of private sector jobs created as a result of the Trafford park enterprise zone since its creation; and if he will give the average cost of each new job created.

Sir George Young

From 12 August 1981 (the date of designation of the zone) to 31 May 1983, the consultants who surveyed the zones on behalf of the Department found that 54 firms and 730 jobs had been established in the Trafford park enterprise zone. By 31 December 1983 the consultants estimated that a further 152 jobs had been added. No distinction was made between jobs in the private sector and other sectors. As to the cost per job, I refer to my answer to the right hon. and learned Member for Monklands, East (Mr. Smith) on 6 December, at column 238.