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Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Stroud constituency, the effects on that constituency of the policies and actions of his Department and its predecessors since 2000. (321473)

I refer my hon. Friend to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Regional Development and Co-ordination on 27 January, Official Report, column 974W, and 10 February, Official Report, column 111W, regarding specific examples of support to Stroud district.

The Government have put in place a broad programme of reform since 1997. Over the decade to 2007, the economic performance of all parts of the UK improved considerably. More recently we have provided significant support to businesses through ‘Real Help for Business’, and the strategy ‘New Industry, New Jobs’.

There are a number of websites that provides a wide range of statistical information at parliamentary constituency level. Examples are the National Statistics website at:

and NOMIS at: