To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the effectiveness of Enterprise Zones in promoting job creation and innovation in (a) Coleraine and (b) elsewhere in Northern Ireland.
I was delighted to see the launch of the Enterprise Zone in Coleraine earlier this year which was made possible thanks to legislation taken forward by the UK Government to allow the Enterprise Zone to benefit from Enhanced Capital Allowances. This is a prime example of how the UK Government can support the devolved regions to boost the economy and drive growth. I am aware that work is ongoing to develop the Coleraine Zone which represents a significant economic opportunity for the area.
I am committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure growth and opportunity is shared. Government and business must work together to build an economy that works for everyone, in Northern Ireland and the whole of the United Kingdom.