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Enterprise Zones

Wales written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Conservative, Aberconwy

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales

(1) what assessment she has made of the effects on the economy of introducing enterprise zones in Wales;

(2) what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the establishment of enterprise zones in Wales.

Photo of David Jones David Jones The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

Economic development is a devolved matter in Wales and any detailed assessment of the impact of enterprise zones on Wales would need to be carried out by the Welsh Assembly Government.

However, it is vital that we give Welsh businesses the same competitive advantages as businesses in places like Bristol and Liverpool, where we have already committed to introducing enterprise zones.

The Secretary of State for Wales, my right hon. Friend Mrs Gillan, has therefore had initial discussions with the First Minister and has also written to him on two occasions setting out our commitment to work with the Welsh Assembly Government to establish enterprise zones in Wales.

Both my right hon. Friend and I will continue to champion the creation of enterprise zones in Wales with the new Welsh Assembly Government now the Welsh elections have concluded.

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