HC Deb 15 March 1989 vol 149 cc267-8W
68. Mr. Jim Marshall

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he plans to announce any new initiatives to benefit Britain's regions.

Mr. Atkins

An effective range of measures designed to encourage enterprise and economic growth in all parts of the country is available from DTI under the enterprise initiative, with higher levels of assistance available to firms in the assisted areas and urban programme areas. Finns in assisted areas also benefit from assistance under the regional initiative.