HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c26W
Mr. Campbell-Savours

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many industrial national inquiries have been directed to (a) his Department and (b) the Northern Ireland development agency during the last month for which statistics are available.

Mr. Adam Butler

The Northern Ireland Development Agency has been wound up, and its functions, together with the industrial development functions of the former Department of Commerce, were vested in the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland (IDB)) on 1 September 1982. The IDB received 34 firm inquiries from companies outside Northern Ireland in June 1983 about possible investment in Northern Ireland.