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Regional Policy

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he remains satisfied with the working of his regional policies; and if he will make a statement.

The Department's regional industrial policies concentrate assistance on those parts of the country with the worst problems of unemployment and structural weakness. But industrial development in the regions as elsewhere depends primarily on managers and workers producing the right goods at prices that customers at home and abroad are willing to pay.