HC Deb 22 February 1968 vol 759 c184W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what measures he is preparing in order that capital investment shall become less unattractive in the intermediate regions, including Yorkshire and Humberside; and what consultations he proposes to have with the Engineering Industries Association as to the investment situation now reported in its Yorkshire survey, details of which have been sent to him.

Mr. Alan Williams

We were interested to see the brief newspaper reports which were sent to us of the Engineering Industries Association's Yorkshire survey. My right hon. Friend would be glad to consider the full views of the Engineering Industries Association if they were submitted to him. Alternatively, they could submit evidence to the Hunt Committee which is at present considering the problems of intermediate areas, including questions of capital investment.