§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he is satisfied that present procedures permit early revision of new proposals for further assistance for job creation in those local enterprise development unit-assisted companies which reach previously agreed targets ahead of schedule; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
The local enterprise development unit is not debarred from making additional assistance available to companies reaching agreed targets ahead of schedule. However, the attainment of employment targets is only one of the factors that need to be considered in deciding whether further assistance should be offered. Each case is judged on its merits.