HC Deb 24 May 1979 vol 967 c204W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he intends to reduce the regional capital grants to small businesses in Newton Aycliffe.

Mr. David Mitchell

It would be premature to make any detailed comment on the future of regional industrial policy, of which regional development grants are part. My right hon. Friend is studying the assistance available to industry generally and in the regions and will make known his conclusions in due course.