To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Myners on 27 October (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1096) stating that “the EU is a positive contributor to job creation in the UK”, how many such jobs were created in each of the years 1997–98 to 2008–09. [HL6073]
This information is not available and could only be obtained at a disproportionate cost. However, there are clear indications that “the EU is a positive contributor to job creation in the UK”. For instance, approximately a third of all new jobs created in the UK from inward investments originate from the EU.