HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 cc293-4W
16. Mr. MacShane

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to address regional economic imbalances in the United Kingdom. [101780]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The Government are well aware of the importance of balanced economic growth across all the regions of the UK. We are working to diminish regional imbalances and so enhance the UK's economic performance, release economic potential and ensure that all our people share in steadily rising prosperity.

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