Chemicals: North West

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 1st February 2012.

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Photo of Graham Evans Graham Evans Conservative, Weaver Vale

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the value to the economy of the chemical industry in the North West.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Latest regional financial figures (2009) suggest that the chemicals industry in the north-west generated nearly £7 billion in turnover and contributed around £1.8 billion in value added to the UK economy. Employment data show that in 2010 the north-west chemicals industry had a total employment of 21,000.

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