Written Answers. - Job Creation.

Charles Flanagan

Ceist:

169 Mr. Flanagan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of IDA backed jobs in County Offaly as at 1 November 2001. [27857/01]

The material requested in relation to the number of IDA assisted jobs in County Offaly as at November 2001 will not be available until early 2002. However, the following table outlines the number of IDA assisted companies, permanent employment and jobs created in the county for the years 1999 and 2000.

County

Employment Data

1999

2000

Offaly

Number of Companies

14

13

Offaly

Permanent Employment

1,884

1,620

Offaly

Gross Gains (New Jobs)

409

100

Charles Flanagan

Ceist:

170 Mr. Flanagan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the number of IDA backed jobs in County Laois as at 1 November 2001. [27858/01]

The material requested in relation to the number of IDA assisted jobs in County Laois as at November 2001 will not be available until early 2002.

However, the following table outlines the number of IDA assisted companies, permanent employment, and jobs created in the county for the years 1999 and 2000.

County

Employment Data

1999

2000

Laois

Number of Companies

6

6

Laois

Permanent Employment

386

392

Laois

Gross Gains (New Jobs)

23

41

Questions Nos. 171 to 173, inclusive, answered with Question No. 155.