HC Deb 04 December 1981 vol 14 c246W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will take steps to alter the basis under which grants under the Industry Acts are made so as to give greater emphasis to discretionary grants to particular industries and to areas not covered by regional schemes other than predominantly on a regional basis.

Mr. MacGregor

I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend is prepared to consider ways in which assistance could respond to the needs of particular industries within our overall economic policies. However, there are no plans to discontinue any of the existing forms of regional support.

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