§ 18. Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is satisfied that the Industry Act 1972, as 252W amended, is adequate as a legislative framework for a balanced geographic distribution of industrial development.
§ Mr. MacGregor
Yes. I am satisfied that the Industrial Development Act 1982 will aid industrial development throughout the United Kingdom, in particular through regional financial incentives which are available in those parts of the country with the most severe problems of persistently high unemployment and structured weakness.