HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 c221W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will take steps to ensure that those companies which benefit from regional development incentives under the Industry Act 1972 must be able to show, on an auditable basis, that all their investment decisions in the United Kingdom take full account of Government investment incentives.

Mr. Heffer:

Unfortunately, this would not be practicable. But the system of planning agreements will enable the Government to see that selective financial assistance is tailored more closely to companies' needs.