§ Mr. Challen
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of jobs that have been68W
created over the past six years in (a) Leeds, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) London expressed as a percentage of the work force in each of those areas. 
§ Ruth Kelly
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Cohn Challen, dated 15 July 2002:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about the number of jobs created in Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber and London. (69949)There are no figures for job gains or job losses but an indication can be obtained by comparing the annual surveys of employee jobs. The latest available figures are from the 2000 Annual Business Inquiry. The 2001 results are due to be published in December 2002. No annual survey was undertaken in 1994 so the 1995 Annual Employment Survey has been used. The percentages requested are as follows:
Number of jobs created in Leeds, Yorkshire and the Humber and London Area Net percentage change between 1995 and 2000 Leeds 7.6 Yorkshire and the Humber 6.5 London 17.4