asked the Secretary of State for Industry what representations he has received from Cumbria and the Northern region on further support for industry in the Northern region.
My hon. Friend the Minister of State met the North of England County Councils Association on 2 November to discuss its third "State of the Region" report. In addition, I expect to meet a deputation led by the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours) shortly to discuss the circumstances of Workington.