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Relocation (South-East England)

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) if he will provide in the Official Report an analysis of the numbers of firms in each London borough which have been in receipt of public funds for removal to new and expanded towns in South-East England since 1965, or other comparable date, together with the number of jobs lost to each borough in Greater London;(2) If he will estimate the total sums of public moneys expended on existing industries to move or establish themselves in new and expanded towns in South-East England in each of the periods 1960 to 1965, 1965 to 1970, and 1970 to 1974.

My Department does not provide financial assistance for firms moving to new and expanded towns outside the assisted areas.