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Isle Of Ely

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he is satisfied that the extent and character of regional policies at present applying in East Anglia are best suited to meet the needs of the Isle of Ely, particularly in respect of assistance to local industry and the problems facing small firms.

The principal aim of regional policy is to help the assisted areas. Nevertheless the industrial development certificate control is operated flexibly and a sympathetic view is taken of projects in areas with special unemployment problems.