HC Deb 11 July 1986 vol 101 c280W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about the progress of the funding arrangements of the English Industrial Estates Corporation which he announced on 19 March, Official Report, column 191.

Mr. Peter Morrison

It is too early to report on the progress of long-term funding arrangements that were only introduced on 1 April this year; but I can confirm that we are still confident that these new arrangements will allow EIEC to maintain its development programme in the assisted areas at the same level as recent years.