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Regional Development Agencies

Volume 691: debated on Wednesday 25 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many new jobs have been created by each regional development agency in each of the last three years. [HL3157]

Regional development agencies report on new jobs created and jobs safeguarded together. The following table gives the numbers of new and safeguarded jobs created and sustained by each regional development agency for the past three years.

RDAs/Years

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07 (half year)

AWM

11,760

11,500

8,730

EEDA

2,577

4,299

974

EMDA

7,059

8,193

5,351

LDA

17,050

21,287

3,256

NWDA

11,208

15,738

7,225

ONE

17,007

16,004

7,277

SEEDA

5,121

4,240

2,041

SWRDA

6,060

6,301

1,289

YF

27,312

23,810

7,000

The figures for 2006-07 are half-year figures only. Full-year figures will be laid before both Houses in July and will be available in their Libraries.