HC Deb 22 October 1991 vol 196 c489W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 1 February,Official Report, column 661, with regard to the number of jobs created in each urban development corporation area, if he will update the table to include information to March; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

[pursuant to his reply, 21 May 1991, c. 405]: The Department has recently carried out an exercise to ensure that these figures are calculated on a consistent basis in all UDCs. The revised figures for the total of permanent jobs created in or attracted to urban development corporation areas, net of losses, are given in the table.

UDC Net gain in jobs to March 1991 number
Black Country 2,600
Bristol 4,000
Central Manchester 950
Leeds 5,862
London Docklands 26,000
Merseyside 4,626
Sheffield 7,580
Teesside 4,650
Trafford Park 2,557
Tyne and Wear 3,169
Total 61,994