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Industrial Development Certificates

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) if, in view of the fact that in 1976 no industrial development certificate applications for the West Midlands region were rejected, this means that if a firm from outside the region or from abroad applied for a certificate in the West Midlands region during 1977 it would be granted;(2) if he will agree to treat those inner areas of London and Liverpool that have rates of unemployment about 6 per cent. in exactly the same way for industrial development certificate applications as the development regions;(3) how many industrial development certificates have been applied for in the West Midlands region in each of the calendar years since 1970, together with the numbers that have been rejected.