HC Deb 16 January 1986 vol 89 cc648-9W
23. Mr. Foulkes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the progress of the experimental free ports.

Mr. Brooke

Six experimental free zones were designated on 6 August 1984. Four —Liverpool, Southampton, Belfast and Prestwick —are already operational, and another—Birmingham—is expected to be operational later this year.