To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2017 to Question 111426, on job creation: enterprise zones, what representations he has received from representatives of business organisations about the effectiveness of enterprise zones.
I am not aware of any written representations from business organisations to my Department specifically about job creation and the effectiveness of Enterprise Zones.
Businesses generally tell us that Enterprise Zones have been and remain helpful for companies seeking to grow their business and employ more staff. Enterprise Zones have been successful in attracting jobs, businesses and private investment. As of September last year. Local Enterprise Partnerships reported that over 35,000 jobs, 822 businesses and £3.3 billion in investment had been attracted to Zones since 2012.