HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c293W
34. Mr. Cran

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is prepared to have discussions with the representatives of other regions wishing to emulate the Northern Development Company initiative; and whether his Department will support similar initiatives in the same way.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I should welcome my Department being kept informed of progress in other regions towards the creation of fully representative bodies analagous to the NDC. We would have to consider any requests for support on their merits and in the light of the funds available at the time.

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