§ Mr. Waddington
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many industrial development certificates have been applied for in the Nelson and Colne constituency since the introduction of investment grants and since the introduction of the regional employment premiums, respectively.
§ Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody
Since the introduction of investment grants on 19th August, 1966, five industrial development certificate applications have been approved in the Nelson and Colne employment exchange area. Of these, four were approved since the introduction of the Regional Employment Premium on 4th September, 1967. No applications were refused in these periods.