HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 c79W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation abolishing assisted area status in regional policy under the Industry Act.

Mr. Trippier

No. The Government are firmly committed to pursuing an effective regional policy. After the first report by an interdepartmental group of officials on the effectiveness of existing regional policy last year, Ministers commissioned further work by officials. A statement will be made in due course.

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