§ 38. Mr. Parkin
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development, in view of continuing high unemployment in Northern Ireland, what assistance he is giving in this country to encourage industrial development in Northern Ireland; and what proposals he has for the wider use of the resources of his department in this regard.
§ Mr. D. Price
The financial inducements of the Local Employment Acts do not apply to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Government offer financial assistance under separate legislation of their own. In steering industry to areas of high unemployment, the Board of Trade will continue to give Northern Ireland the same priority as that accorded to the development districts in Britain.