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Employment Schemes

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on employment zones in each year since 1998. (125900)

[holding answer 7 March 2007]: The information is in the following table.

Employment Zone spend (£ million)

1998-99

1

1999-2000

1

2000-01

72

2001-02

96

2002-03

94

2003-04

84

2004-05

75

2005-06

92

Notes:

1. Employment Zones started in April 2000 but prototype Employment Zones operated during 1998 and 1999 which accounts for the spend during those years.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest million.

3. Information is up to March 2006.

Source:

Department for Work and Pensions Financial Division.