HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 c30
37. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many industrial development certificates were granted in the County of Derbyshire during 1971.

Mr. Anthony Grant


Mr. Scott-Hopkins

Is my hon. Friend aware that in grey areas and areas that are not development areas the I.D.C. policy at present pursued is more liable to be a deterrent than anything else? Will my hon. Friend institute with my right hon. Friend an urgent review of the policy, because it is crippling in areas such as my part of Derbyshire, where increased industry is required urgently?

Mr. Grant

I assure my hon. Friend that the regional policy is under review. Meanwhile we shall operate the I.D.C. policy as flexibly and sympathetically as possible.

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