HC Deb 10 December 1986 vol 107 c180W
33. Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will define the Government's regional policy; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The aim of the Government's regional industrial policy is to reduce on a stable long-term basis regional imbalances in employment opportunities. This is achieved through encouraging the indigenous potential of the assisted areas particularly by generating wealth creating schemes in areas of high unemployment.