Manufacturing Industries: North East:Written question - 6106

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 21 January 2020
Treasury
Manufacturing Industries: North East
Commons
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in manufacturing output in the North East.
A
Answered by: Mr Simon Clarke
Answered on: 29 January 2020

Manufacturing is a key sector of the North East economy representing 14.7% of its total output and over £8bn in Gross Value Added in 2018.

The North East is an important part of our Northern Powerhouse, which our manifesto commits to fully support.

Since 2015, Local Enterprise Partnerships in the North East have received over £500m from the Local Growth Fund to be spent on local economic priorities. The North East will benefit from Transforming Cities Fund helping passengers, commuters & motorists.

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