§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, further to his reply of 12 December, Official Report, column 717, if he will indicate the nature of the investigations which took place into the investment practices of the financial institutions as part of his Department's recent review of regional policy.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
In their recent review the Government invited views on a wide range of regional industrial policy issues, and received almost 500 submissions in response. The investment practices of financial institutions were the subject of little or no comment in these responses.