§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 1 February,Official Report, column 661, with regard to the number of jobs created in each urban development corporation area, if he will update the table to include information to March; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Portillo
[pursuant to his reply, 21 May 1991, c. 405]: The Department has recently carried out an exercise to ensure that these figures are calculated on a consistent basis in all UDCs. The revised figures for the total of permanent jobs created in or attracted to urban development corporation areas, net of losses, are given in the table.
UDC Net gain in jobs to March 1991 number Black Country 2,600 Bristol 4,000 Central Manchester 950 Leeds 5,862 London Docklands 26,000 Merseyside 4,626 Sheffield 7,580 Teesside 4,650 Trafford Park 2,557 Tyne and Wear 3,169 Total 61,994