HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 c469W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on his Department's report to the European Commission on Her Majesty's Government's assumptions about employment and industry until 1990 as it affects north-east England.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The United Kingdom's regional development programme 1986–1990 was submitted to the European Commission as a basis for applying for funds from the European regional development fund. The regional profile on the north-east referred to various constraining factors on prospects for the regional economy in the short term, but also describd development objectives and measures, including measures of assistance to industry.

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