HC Deb 11 December 1984 vol 69 c438W
Mr. Pike

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what effects he expects Her Majesty's Government's new policy on regional aid to have on unemployment in the north-west.

Mr. Trippier

The new policy is aimed at reducing regional imbalances in employment opportunities. The scale of the effect depends on industry's response to the incentives. It is not possible to forecast the impact on unemployment in particular areas.