HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c70W
Mr. Kaufman

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will set out, including statistical information relating as directly as possible to the constituency, the effect on the Manchester, Gorton constituency, of his Department"s policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [136174]

Mr. Byers

My Department does not maintain statistical information down to constituency level.

Constituents in Gorton, like many others in Manchester, will have benefited from my Department"s Employment Rights policies, which include the National Minimum Wage, the Working Time Directive, Part-Time Working Regulations and improved Maternity Leave.

The Ward of Got-ton, North has been included in the revised Assisted Area map for Regional Selective Assistance and all of the Wards are included for the Enterprise Grant Scheme.

In the North-West we are also promoting regional innovation including the use of new technology, supporting small business, and developing Manufacturing Centres of Excellence.