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Tyne And Wear Development Corporation

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest information he has as to how many new jobs in Sunderland have been created by the activities of the Tyne and Wear development corporation, from its inception.

[holding answer 13 June 1990]: To date, 1,138 jobs have been created in Sunderland through the activities of the Tyne and Wear development corporation.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken to test the accuracy of job creation forecasts given to his Department by Tyne and Wear Development Corporation.

[holding answer 13 June 1990]: The corporation is well aware of the advice issued by the Department about job-creation figures and I have every confidence that the appropriate techniques are being applied.