HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 c91W
69. Mr. Brewis

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in future he will safeguard local authorities by bringing to their notice information in his possession bearing on the credibility and reputation of alleged industrial developers.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

It is the responsibility of local authorities to make their own inquiries about the credibility and reputation of developers. Where a developer is also applying for financial assistance under the Local Employment Acts, the Board of Trade is prepared, on request and if the applicant agrees, to advise the local authority what assistance, if any, has been offered.