HC Deb 22 July 1997 vol 298 c525W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on how his regional policies will assist the location of new industries at(a) Engineer Park, Deeside, Flintshire, (b) Deeside Industrial Park, Flintshire and (c) Buckley, Flintshire; and if he will make a statement. [7864]

Mr. Hain

The main form of regional aid available for companies wishing to pursue investment projects in Wales is regional selective assistance. The RSA scheme provides discretionary grants to viable businesses for investment projects which create or safeguard employment in assisted areas. Engineer Park and Deeside Industrial Park lie within the assisted area. Therefore, investment projects at these locations are eligible for RSA support.

A range of other general industrial support measures is available throughout Wales with the objective of improving the performance of new and existing businesses and in particular supporting the development of small and medium sized enterprises. Buckley, and other non-assisted areas, will benefit from those measures.