HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 cc139-40W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will set out, with statistical information relating as directly as possible to the Warrington, North constituency, the effects on Warrington, North of his Department's policies and actions since 2 May 1997. [152321]

Mr. Caborn

My Department does not maintain statistical information at constituency level.

My hon. Friend's constituents, like many others throughout Warrington, will have benefited from our employment rights policies, which include the national minimum wage, the working time directive, part-time working regulations and improved maternity leave.

In addition, the ward of Burtonwood is eligible for regional selective assistance and the enterprise grant scheme.

In the north-west region, my Department's policies have contributed to growth in employment by 107,000 and a fall in unemployment by 63,000, and to reductions in youth unemployment by 75 per cent. and long-term unemployment by 54 per cent.

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