HC Deb 29 February 1984 vol 55 c171W
6. Mr. Frank Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what immediate plans he has to encourage and enhance investment in north eastern industry generally and that of Cleveland particularly.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The Government have reaffirmed in the recent White Paper their intention to maintain an effective regional policy, but one more linked to employment and better value for money. Under existing regional policy, Cleveland enjoys special development area status which provides the full range of regional incentives at the highest rates.