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Foreign Investment: Yorkshire and Humberside

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much foreign investment was received in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the City of York in each year since 2003; and what estimate he has made of the number of jobs generated from it. (155275)

A total of 137 foreign direct investments have been recorded in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2003, of which 13 were in the City of York.

Since 2003 the number of foreign direct investments per year is:

(a) Y andH total

(b) York City total

2003-04

24

2

2004-05

43

3

2005-06

29

6

2006-07

41

2

Total

137

13

It is estimated that the total number of new jobs created in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2003 is 7,349.5 of which 169.5 were in the City of York. The total number of jobs saved in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2003 is 3,722 of which three were in the City of York.

Since 2003 the number of jobs generated is:

Y and H jobsYork City jobs

New

Saved

New

Saved

2003-04

2,356

460

53

0

2004-05

2,595

1,207

10

3

2005-06

1,699.5

1,021

21.5

0

2006-07

699

1,034

85

0

Total

7,349.5

3,722

169.5

3