HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 c589W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the implications for Northern Ireland of the White Paper on regional industrial policy.

Mr. Butler

The White Paper is concerned with arrangements for regional industrial policy in Great Britain. Northern Ireland has a different system of assistance which is attuned to the special needs of the Province. However, many of the issues addressed in the White Paper are relevant to Northern Ireland and my officials are currently reviewing the arrangements for the analogous forms of assistance in Northern Ireland, and will be consulting representative bodies where appropriate.

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