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.
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.