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Job Creation: EU Economic Policy

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs created as a direct consequence of the Lisbon Agenda; at what cost per job; and if he will make a statement. (205326)

The Lisbon Strategy for Jobs and Growth was re-launched in 2005 and in that period employment has increased by almost 6.5 million in the EU. Exchange of best practice between member states, on policies owned nationally, is at the heart of the strategy but focused on outcomes not costs.