§ 42. Mr. Christopher Price
asked the President of the Board of Trade what criteria are used by the Board of Trade Advisory Committee in deciding to accept or reject applications for building grants or loans under the Local Employment Acts.
§ Mr. Price
Would my right hon. Friend agree that the committee now operates far too much in an atmosphere of secrecy? Would it not be a good thing if it were compelled openly to declare its 504 reasons for the very small number of rejections it makes? Is he aware that there are firms attracted by his Department into development areas on the understanding that they will get grants but which are being turned down apparently for no reason at all?