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Job Creation

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now meet representatives of the local authority associations to discuss the role of local government in job creation.

I have no plans for such a meeting. Local authorities are aware that they can help to create jobs by attracting industrial and commercial investment. The Government have assisted the authorities which can benefit most from investment by, among other things, the creation of enterprise zones such as Wakefield.