HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 c11W
Mr. Marsden

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the Government grant of £20,000 for each of the financial years 1972–73 and 1973–74 to the North-West Industrial Development Association, in view of the fact that there are 121,980 persons registered as unemployed in the North-West Region.

Mr. Anthony Grant

The agreement to pay the grant was reached with the North-West Industrial Development Association only in February last, and I am satisfied that it provides significant and useful assistance for the promotion of the North-West.