HC Deb 24 March 1980 vol 981 cc414-5W
Mr. Allen McKay

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will ensure that the activities of the English Industrial Estates Corporation are based on employment considerations and are not distorted by the investment criteria of the financial institutions.

Mr. David Mitchell

It is, and will remain, the Corporation's duty to further the Government's regional and industrial policies, particularly by having regard to the objective of reducing unemployment in the assisted areas of England.