HC Deb 03 July 1985 vol 82 cc193-4W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Government's regional policies; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Trippier

The revised regional policy, with its emphasis on job creation, is more directly related to reducing disparities in employment opportunities and will be more cost-effective than its predecessors. However, it has been in operation for only a few months and full assessment of its effects will not be possible for some time.

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