HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 c591W
Mr. Denis Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many grants for job creation her Department awarded in(a) south-east Northumberland and (b) Wansbeck in 2002; and what the value was in each case. [93026]

Alan Johnson

The table sets out the numbers, value and associated jobs for grant offered in 2002 under the Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) and Enterprise Grant schemes for Wansbeck and south-east Northumberland (the local authority districts of Blyth Valley, North Tyneside and Wansbeck). From 1 April 2002 responsibility for RSA was transferred to ONE NorthEast, the regional development agency.

Details of individual RSA grants of over £75,000 are published in "Labour Market Trends" after the first payment of grant has been made.

Regional Selective Assistance and Enterprise Grant 2002
Wansbeck South-east Northumberland
Number of offers 2 20
Grant value £177,500 £5,327,460
Associated jobs 40 842