§ Mr. Heseltine
No. I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State on 16 November. We continue to emphasise that local authorities should in all their decisions give a high priority to the needs of industry especially of smaller firms and in inner areas. Where a local authority cannot avoid disturbing a firm, it has been asked to be as helpful as possible about relocation.—[Vol. 973, c.859.…
§ 32. Sir William Elliott
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to encourage the growth of small businesses in inner cities.