§ Mr. Mark Field
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many manufacturing jobs in central London have been lost since 1 April 2001. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.
Letter from Len Cook to Mr. Mark field, dated 7 February 2002:As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question about how many manufacturing jobs in central London have been lost since lst April 2001. (33701)1142WData for employee jobs in Central London are only collected by the Annual Business Inquiry (ABI). ABI data are available on Nomis, which is accessible through the House of Commons Library. The most recent data available related to December 2000 and were released in December 2001. Data for December 2001 will be published in December 2002.