HC Deb 24 April 1968 vol 763 c47W
7. Mr. Emery

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now take steps to encourage new investment in coastal resort towns outside the development areas.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

The proposals for new incentives for hotels, which my right hon. Friend has already announced, should help the coastal resorts outside the development areas. In operating the control over industrial development certificates the development areas must continue to have priority, but subject to this we are prepared to consider applications for i.d.c.s for coastal resorts outside those areas where the projects are suited to their needs and resources.—[Vol. 761, cc. 103–5.]