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Employment (Public Investment)

Mr. Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many jobs have been created in (a) North Belfast and (b) Northern Ireland as a result of public investment in each year since 1997. [200907]

Mr. Gardiner: This information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.


Mr. Trimble: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the level of (a) gross domestic product and (b) gross value added per hour worked in the Northern Ireland economy was in (i) 1996, (ii) 1999 and (iii) 2002. [200885]

Mr. Gardiner: The Office for National Statistics is responsible for producing estimates of gross value added (GVA) for the regions of United Kingdom including Northern Ireland. Regional Estimates of gross domestic product are no longer produced since the extension of the European System of Accounts 1995 (ESA95) to the Regional Accounts. Total GVA and GVA per hour worked for Northern Ireland in

the requested years is detailed.
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GVA (£ million)15,25817,74620,497
GVA per hour worked (UK =100)86.283.484.4

Inward Investment

Mr. Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on inward investment in Northern Ireland. [199562]

Mr. Gardiner: In the period April 2003 to March 2004 Invest NI secured 27 inward investment projects and total investment of £132 million. Of these, 16 were mobile projects from externally owned companies who already had a presence in Northern Ireland. In addition, there were 11 new inward investment projects involving a total investment of £35 million.


Brian White: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what pieces of legislation passed in the last 30 years that the Department is responsible for remain to be brought into force, broken down by year of enactment. [200445]

Mr. Paul Murphy: Providing the information for the period requested would incur disproportionate costs. The following list, therefore, sets out a broad overview of primary legislation from 1997 for which the Northern Ireland Office is responsible and parts of which remain to be brought into force. The list does not include provisions which have never been in force and are now repealed or spent.

The Northern Ireland Act 1998

The Police (NI) Act 1998

The Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000



Justice (NI) Act 2002

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Police (NI) Act 2003


Justice (NI) Act 2004

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