HC Deb 01 February 1967 vol 740 cc103-4W
Sir J. Eden

asked the President of the Board of Trade in how many cases in 1966 of which he has knowldege a company did not proceed with its expansion or development because the management were not prepared to move to a development area; and whether he will assess the consequential economic loss to the nation.

Mr. Douglas Jay

Decisions not to proceed with expansions may be taken for various reasons. I do not accept that the Government's distribution of industry policy involves any economic loss to the nation.