§ Mr. Loughton
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new jobs have been created in(a) metropolitan boroughs and (b) the rest of the UK since May 1997. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
[holding answer 4 July 2000]: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Tim Loughton, dated 28 July 2000As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about jobs created in metropolitan boroughs and the rest of the UK since May 1997.Information is not available for job gains or losses. However, the Annual Employment Survey (AES) can provide the net change in the number of employee jobs between 1997 and 1998. The data collected from this survey is for Employee Jobs only. This means that other employment components are excluded (i.e. jobs in Self-employment, Government-supported trainees, and HM Forces). This information is shown in the attached table for metropolitan boroughs and the remainder of Great Britain. The AES does not collect Northern Ireland data.The AES sample is drawn from the Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR). The 1998 survey comprised 65,000 enterprises, covering nearly half a million workplaces.
Net change in employee jobs, September 1997-September 1998 Thousand City of London +14.8 Inner London boroughs Camden +19.9 Hackney +3.3 Hammersmith and Fulham +11.9 Haringey -0.9 Islington +5.4 Kensington and Chelsea +2.6
Net change in employee jobs, September 1997-September 1998 Thousand Lambeth +6.7 Lewisham -2.4 Newham +1.5 Southwark +4.7 Tower Hamlets +9.9 Wandsworth -1.4 City of Westminster +20.5 Outer London boroughs Barking and Dagenham -5.9 Barnet +16.5 Bexley +4.2 Brent +5.7 Bromley +2.4 Croydon +7.0 Ealing +5.1 Enfield +1.2 Greenwich +1.8 Harrow +1.0 Havering -1.0 Hillingdon +8.6 Hounslow +7.9 Kingston-upon-Thames -5.0 Merton +1.0 Redbridge +2.9 Richmond-upon-Thames +2.9 Sutton +2.9 Waltham Forest +1.7 West Midlands boroughs Birmingham +5.8 Coventry -1.0 Dudley -4.2 Sandwell +2.9 Solihull +2.5 Walsall +6.0 Wolverhampton -1.1 South Yorkshire boroughs Barnsley -1.4 Doncaster -1.8 Rotherham +4.4 Sheffield +2.6 West Yorkshire boroughs Bradford +1.6 Calderdale -0.9 Kirklees +4.0 Leeds +4.7 Wakefield -0.7 Greater Manchester boroughs Bolton 0 Bury +2.5 Manchester +9.4 Oldham -1.0 Rochdale +1.5 Salford +2.5 Stockport -2.5 Tameside -2.0 Trafford +5.2 Wigan +0.5 Merseyside boroughs Knowsley -0.4 Liverpool +6.8 St. Helens +7.1 Sefton -1.5 Wirral -1.7 Tyne and Wear boroughs Gateshead +2.7 Newcastle-upon-Tyne -4.5
Net change in employee jobs, September 1997-September 1998 Thousand North Tyneside +4.8 South Tyneside +0.8 Sunderland +5.0 Net change in Metropolitan boroughs: +216.0 Net change in rest of Great Britain: +289.0
Annual Employment Survey (AES), ONS