HC Deb 03 February 1964 vol 688 c116W
Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development if he will take steps to bring about closer official co-operation between his Department and the Federation of Industrial Development Associations.

Mr. Heath

My Department has had a number of discussions with the Federation of Industrial Development Associations in the last few years, and I am satisfied that adequate arrangements for co-operation already exist. Local authorities have access to the Board of Trade headquarters and regional offices at any time.