§ 11. Mr. Hall-Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will set up an independent inquiry to investigate the cost-effectiveness of the Government's regional economic policies.
§ Mr. Hall-Davis
What evidence on this subject has the Department submitted to the Hunt Committee, and will the hon. Gentleman publish it?
§ Mr. Mikardo
Since the Government are giving to private enterprise subsidies in one form or another of between £6,000 and £10,000 for every new job it creates in the regions, would my hon. Friend study the cost effectiveness of starting selective public enterprises in the regions—or is that ruled out precisely because it was the policy of the Labour Party to which my hon. Friend, in a previous incarnation, made such a notable contribution?