HC Deb 30 April 1975 vol 891 cc164-5W
Mr. Aitken

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he has any plans to change the location regulations for granting industrial development certificates to allow more industrial development to be carried out in areas of southern England where there is high unemployment.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

The Department's attitude to the IDC control was set out in an article published in "Trade and Industry" on 13th February 1975. As that article makes clear, a sympathetic view is taken of projects in keeping with the needs of localities which have special unemployment problems, but subject always to consideration of the extent to which the projects are mobile.

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