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Inter City Areas

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what consultations he has had recently to encourage light industry and small businesses back into the inner city areas.

I have consultations regularly with representatives of small businesses and others concerned with the welfare of small firms on a wide range of issues. We are pursuing a number of policies designed to assist small firms wherever they may be located. The Department keeps in close touch with the inner urban programme.