§ Mr. David Knox
asked the Minister of Technology if he will take steps to encourage industry to move to Leek following the recent redundancies declared by Wardle and Davenports, one of the largest firms in Leek.
§ Mr. Ridley
No, but applications for industrial development certificates from firms wishing to set up or expand in Leek will continue to be considered sympathetically. No i.d.c. has been refused for Leek.