HC Deb 17 February 1971 vol 811 c496W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what studies he is currently sponsoring on the proposed maritime industrial development area concept of creating major industrial areas in close proximity to deepwater ports; what reports he has received; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Work on the cost-benefit study of the maritime industrial development areas concept as originally envisaged has not proceeded. We have been concerned about its wide scope and scale and are examining alternatives.