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South West Regional Development Agency

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many jobs the South West Regional Development Agency has created in (a) Swindon and (b) each district council in Wiltshire in each year since 2003. (76985)

I am advised by the South West of England Regional Development Agency that it does not hold information on jobs created by local authority area. As a strategic organisation many of the activities in which it is involved operate at regional level, or across county or unitary boundaries. The Agency reports on a range of outcomes that are directly attributable to its investment in support of projects and activities across the region, one of which is jobs created or safeguarded. The figures for jobs created/safeguarded by the Agency in the region since 2003 are as follows:

Number

2004-05

6,060

2003-04

6,024

2002-03

6,508