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Essex (New Jobs)

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the number of Government-sponsored new jobs created in Essex in each of the past two years.

As Essex is not an assisted area the Government do not sponsor jobs in the county through regional preferential assistance. There are, however, a number of new and expanding towns in the county which have received mobile industry from London that could not be steered to the assisted areas. Southend has benefited from the dispersal of Customs and Excise headquarters staff from London, including the VAT central unit.