HC Deb 31 July 1964 vol 699 c475W
Mr. Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development whether he will take steps to ensure that decisions on the issue of industrial development certificates take account not only of the figures for registered unemployed but also of the low average wage rates and high rate of depopulation in many rural areas.

Mr. du Cann

The figures for registered unemployed are only one of the factors taken into account in considering applications for industrial development certificates. Each application is considered on its merits and all relevant factors are taken into account.

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