HC Deb 27 November 1985 vol 87 c586W
26. Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied with the level of industrial investment in those parts of the United Kingdom having assisted area status; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Butcher

No. The assisted areas need investment if jobs are to be created there. The revised schemes of regional assistance will help to secure that investment and those jobs.