Foreign Investment in UK: Yorkshire and the Humber

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation, NATO Parliamentary Assembly (President)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much foreign investment in Yorkshire and the Humber there has been in each year since 2008; and what estimate he has made of the number of (a) new and (b) safeguarded jobs generated by such investments.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

UK Trade and Investment reports that in 2008-09, 1,869 new jobs were created in Yorkshire and Humberside as a result of foreign investment and 4,719 jobs were safeguarded. In 2009-10, 2,016 new jobs were created and 3,895 were safeguarded. In 2010-11, 868 jobs were created and a total of 670 jobs safeguarded. In 2011-12, 1,362 new jobs were created and 2,338 jobs safeguarded.

Finally, in 2012-13, the last published figures show that 1,288 new jobs were created in Yorkshire and Humber and total of 6,618 jobs were safeguarded, a total of 7,906 jobs.

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