HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 c50W
Mr. Neil Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what would be the cost of extending enterprise zone status to (a) all assisted areas and (b) to all assisted and intermediate areas.

Mr. John Patten

There are no plans at present to extend the enterprise zones and estimates of the cost of extending EZ status to the assisted areas and intermediate areas could only be made at disproportionate cost.