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Job Creation: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many jobs were directly created by the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund in Newcastle in 2006-07; and what proportion of these were for residents of (a) Newcastle and (b) priority areas of the fund. (187410)

In 2006-07 the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund (NRF) was pooled within the Local Area Agreement (LAA). The NRF was un-ring-fenced and eligible areas were free to use this funding in ways that would contribute to narrowing the gap between the most deprived areas and the rest within each district. Performance was monitored across six key themes—crime, education, health, worklessness, housing and live ability.

It is not possible to determine exactly how many jobs were created as a direct consequence of NRF use in Newcastle.