asked the Secretary of State for Industry how many companies have received financial assistance, and what
Wales, Northern Ireland and the various regions of England to assist Sir Don Ryder, the Prime Minister's industrial adviser, with the particular problems created by inflation in those areas.
No. I already have access to advice on industrial matters from a number of sources in Scotland, Wales, and the English regions, and I keep in close touch with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.