HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 c228W
Mrs. Gillan

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what discussions she has had with the Deputy Prime Minister over responsibility for regional assistance and investment; and if she will make a statement. [6884]

Mrs. Beckett

I have ministerial responsibility for regional selective assistance which supports investment in the Assisted Areas of Great Britain. My Department and DETR are in regular contact about the carrying forward of the Government's policies for RDAs.