HC Deb 04 April 1979 vol 965 cc852-3W
Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress he has made in obtaining funds from the European Investment Bank to support the work of the development commission, through the agency of the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas, in promoting advance factories and workshops in the rural areas of England.

Mr. Denis Howell

There are many claims on funds available from the European Investment Bank. So far, greater priority has been given to other purposes.