To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list enterprise areas as announced in Enterprise Britain (November 2002) by (a) ward and (b) local authority area.
Around 2,000 enterprise areas benefit from a package of measures, including exemptions from stamp duty, the Small Business Service Incubation Fund, the Community Investment Tax Credit, the Community Development Venture Fund and wider assistance from Inland Revenue Business Support Teams. These measures are targeted to support regeneration through enterprise in the most deprived areas of the UK. A full list of the areas, including the relevant local authority, is contained in the Stamp Duty (Disadvantaged Areas) Regulations 2001, which came into force on 30 November 2001. The Regulations are available in the House Library and are publicly available on the Inland Revenue website.