HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 cc29-30W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proposals he has to ensure that the North-East economy acquires full advantage from State invest ment in the manufacturing sector, as envisaged by the National Enterprise Board.

Mr. Les Huckfield

In paragraphs 27–30 of the draft guidelines for the NEB, which my right hon. Friend made available to the House on 1st March, he said that the Government will provide incentives to development by the NEB and its companies in areas of high unemployment, with particular reference to the North-East, where the NEB has set up an office.