HC Deb 04 December 2001 vol 376 c199W
Adam Price

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Government have conducted a regional impact assessment of public expenditure with respect to any Government Department; and if he will make a statement. [18519]

Mr. Andrew Smith

The joint HMT/DTI document "Productivity in the UK: 3—The Regional Dimension", published on 27 November 2001, set out our long-term regional economic ambition to reduce the gap in performance between regions.