HC Deb 26 November 1997 vol 301 c554W
Mr. Denis Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list(a) the number of areas which benefit from enterprise zone status, (b) the date enterprise zone status was awarded to each and (c) the number of jobs created in each individual area since the introduction of enterprise zone status. [17149]

Angela Eagle

The information available is:

Existing enterprise zone Date of designation Number of jobs created in enterprise zone (see note)
Inverclyde March 1989 2,655
Lanarkshire February 1993 12,839
Tyne Riverside Nos. 1–11 February/August/October 1996 1830
Sunderland Nos. 1–3 April 1990 3,063
East Durham Nos. 1–6 November 1995 1859
Dearne Valley Nos. 1–6 November 1995 1392
East Midlands Nos. 1–7 September/November 1995 1201
1 The figures for Inverclyde and Sunderland show the number of jobs created up to 31 March 1997. Figures for other Enterprise Zones show the number of jobs in the zone at 31 March 1997. Specific employment numbers for these before designation are not available but would have been very low because of the nature of the sites.