HC Deb 14 January 1998 vol 304 cc238-9W
9. Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new jobs have been created in Northern Ireland with(a) IDB, (b) Local Enterprise Development Unit and (c) International Fund for Ireland support since 1 May. [20859]

Mr. Ingram

Since 1 May the Industrial Development Board has promoted 4,338 new jobs and the Local Enterprise Development Unit over 6,000. These jobs are expected to be created over a two to three year time period.

With regard to the International Fund for Ireland, this is administered by an independent Board appointed by the two Governments. I have asked the chairman of the fund, William McCarter, to respond to the hon. Gentleman's request for details of jobs created since 1 May.