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Job Creation (Service Industries)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what changes he proposes to make to the Government's regional policy to allow assistance to be given to developing job opportunities in the service sector as well as in manufacturing in development areas.

Special grants are already available under section 7 of the Industry Act 1972 to assist office and service industry undertakings to provide additional employment in the assisted areas, when they have a choice of location between those areas and elsewhere.