HC Deb 24 February 1992 vol 204 cc410-1W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 11 FebruaryOfficial Report, columns 430–31 if he will set out the basis of calculation of the employment statistics for the area covered by the Leeds development corporation.

Mr. Key

The employment figures are provided annually as at 1 April by economic consultants. These are based on a sample survey of existing firms operating within the development area together with new firms which commenced trading during the 12 months to 31 March.