HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 c254W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will now announce what assistance the Government propose to give to industry to invest in North-East England, in view of the high unemployment rate there.

Mr. Ridley

The measures set out in the White Paper "Investment Incentives" (Cmnd. 4516) and published on 27th October, 1970 are designed to improve the level and effectiveness of investment by industry throughout the country. The extended assistance available under the Local Employment Acts in the development areas should provide a stimulus to the provision of more employment opportunities.