HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc25-6W
28. Mr. Anthony Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is his estimate of the number of new jobs created in the assisted areas as a result of IDC refusals in the past year: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Cryer

Information of this kind is not collected on a regular basis. Because firms may take several months, if not years, to consider and implement alternative development proposals, the effect of industrial development certificate refusals cannot be assessed until well after the event.