HC Deb 29 April 2004 vol 420 c1264W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the(a) change and (b) percentage change was in full-time permanent jobs in Burnley from 1997 to 31 December 2003; [167909]

(2) how many new jobs have been created in Burnley since 1997. [167910]

Ruth Kelly

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Peter Pike, dated April 2004:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Questions about full-time jobs and jobs created in Burnley. (167909,167910)

While statistics of new jobs created are not available explicitly, statistics from surveys enable comparisons to be made of net changes, in numbers of jobs, from year to year.

The attached table shows the information requested, relating to all jobs and full-time jobs, in Burnley, for 1997 and the latest year available, 2002. No information is available about whether the jobs were permanent.

Number of full-time employees and total number of employees] in Burnley parliamentary constituency: 1997 and 2002
Number, per cent.
Full-time Total
Number of employees
1997 25,700 35,000
2002 24,200 35,800
Change from 1997 to 2002
Absolute 1,500 900
Percentage 5.9 2.5
1Employee jobs only, not self-employed jobs
1997; Annual Employment Survey, rescaled 2002: Annual Business Inquiry (ABI)