HC Deb 03 April 1978 vol 947 c5W
Mr. John Garrett

asked the Secretary of State for Industry when the scheme of assistance for the footwear industry proposed by the Footwear Study Group will come into operation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Cryer

The relevant recommendations in the Footwear Study Steering Group's report are still under consideration and the precise form of financial assistance which might be given to the footwear manufacturing industry has yet to be finalised. I shall make an announcement as soon as possible.