HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 c702W
Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of the regional employment premium on employment in Hartlepool.

Mr. Anthony Grant

I am not satisfied that a suitable technique exists for estimating this in Hartlepool, but all relevant factors will be taken into consideration before a decision is reached on the method of phasing out the premium. We have made clear that there will be no abrupt termination of the scheme.