§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Prime Minister if she will indicate Her Majesty's Government's latest estimate of the number of new jobs created in each enterprise zone in the United Kingdom; if there are any plans to designate further such zones; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The increase in the number of jobs in each zone between designation and September 1984 for zones in Great Britain and designation and October 1985 for zones in Northern Ireland is as follows:
Number Belfast *1,753 Clydebank 2,675 Corby †n/a Delyn 267 Dudley 129 Glanford and Scunthorpe ‡159 Hartlepool 801 Invergordon -3 Isle of Dogs 1,859 Londonderry *181 Middlesbrough [...]-656 Milford Haven †n/a North East Lancashire 560 North West Kent 1,548 Rotherham 569 Salford/Trafford 846 Speke 235 Swansea 1,232 Telford 600 Tayside 654 Tyneside 2,137 Wakefield 404 Wellingborough 268 Workington (Allerdale) 203
* Increase in number of jobs from designation to October 1984 is 1,190 for Belfast and 79 for Londonderry.
† The net increase cannot be calculated because figures for the number of jobs at designation are not available. Employment at September 1984 was:
—Milford Haven 1,200
‡ data for Glanford and Scunthorpe amalgamated to preserve the confidentiality of individual establishments.
[...] In order to preserve the confidentiality of individual establishments certain companies are omitted from the September 1984 figures. Figures at December 1985 for zones in Great Britain are being collected.
Apart from the designation of an enterprise zone at Chatham, announced in principle by the Secretary of State for the Environment on 11 December 1985, there are at present no plans to designate further zones.