HC Deb 02 July 1971 vol 820 cc224-5W
Mr. Milne

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make arrangements with his regional office in the Northern Region so that it is to be notified of all firms wishing to set up factories in the region by the respective local authorities and other bodies, seeking to bring new firms and jobs to the North, in order to avoid preventable overlapping and competition.

Mr. Anthony Grant

Such information is normally given to regional offices early on, but I do not want to insist on disclosure since firms may prefer their inquiries to be confidential.

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