§ 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. 
§ 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.