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Job Creation

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1510W, on job creation, what methodology will be used to assess whether 100,000 new jobs have been created; and what role the UK Statistics Authority will play in vetting such statistics. (299327)

As set out in my reply to the hon. Member in PQ 299465, the Government have published the methodology it used to calculate aggregate jobs supported by economic stimulus, as well as the individual measures that will support jobs in the UK. This is available at:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/foi_economic_stimulus.htm

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the number of full-time equivalent net jobs which have been created due to Government's stimulus measures; and over what period of time these jobs have been created. (299465)

On 4 November 2009, HM Treasury published a paper setting out the estimated effect on employment of discretionary economic stimulus put in place since November 2008—see “Employment impact of Government interventions”:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/foi_economic_stimulus.htm