HC Deb 17 December 1986 vol 107 c587W
76. Mr. Gale

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has estimates of the numbers of jobs created or retained by urban programme funding.

Mr. John Patten

It is estimated that expenditure under the urban programme in 1986–87 on projects designed to improve employment prospects in partnership and programme authority areas will create or preserve about 24,000 jobs. This figure excludes temporary jobs created by some £110 million of UP funded construction work in these areas, and around 5,000 workers in UP-funded posts. In addition, schemes approved since 1983 for urban development grant, which forms part of the UP, are expected to create or retain about 23,000 jobs.