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Job Creation

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 588W, on public expenditure, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 100,000 jobs which will go to British workers; and how many of these jobs he expects to arise in relation to eco-friendly projects. (256550)

The public sector capital investment brought forward in 2009-10, which was detailed in the pre-Budget report, will create jobs in sectors and communities across the UK. A number of areas in which capital will be brought forward are focused on environmental goals, including the Warm Front programme and spending to improve household energy efficiency.