HC Deb 16 July 1984 vol 64 cc23-4W
Mrs. Peacock

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs have been created in the last two years in the Dewsbury travel-to-work area.

Mr. Trippier

Dewsbury is not an assisted area under regional industrial policy, and firms based there do not recieve assistance for projects aimed directly at creating jobs. Other Government policies which benefit firms will have created employment, but information on the number of jobs so generated is not readily quantifiable. The unemployment rate in the TTWA fell from 15.4 per cent. in June 1982 to 14.0 per cent. in June 1984.