HL Deb 31 July 1984 vol 455 cc776-7WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to designate any freeports in Northern Ireland; if not, why not; and, if so, whether they are likely to overlap or be distinct from existing enterprise zones in Belfast and Londonderry.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Lord Cockfield)

Her Majesty's Government announced on 2nd February this year that a site at Belfast Airport would be among six locations to be designated as experimental free zones. The proposed zone does not overlap the existing Belfast enterprise zone.