HC Deb 29 May 1968 vol 765 c213W
8. Mr. Ford

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will refrain from issuing industrial development certificates to firms wishing to expand or move from the West Riding into development areas until it has been possible to study the report of the Hunt Committee on Intermediate Areas.

Mr. Crosland

No. I am aware of the problems of the West Riding, but it would be wrong, by altogether refusing industrial development certificates, to frustrate projects which would create badly needed additional employment in the development areas.