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Industrial And Service Development (Cumbria)

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) how many applications for information of an industrial or service development nature his Department has received in the North-West region during the last month; and how many of these his Department has referred to the Cumbria council's industrial development unit;(2) how many steering location inquiries had been received in the North-West region of his Department; and of these how many had been referred to the Cumbria county council industrial development unit during the last month for which statistics are available.

In March 1982 the North-West regional office received 696 inquiries of an industrial or service development nature, of which 647 related to Government financial assistance and 24 of which were locational inquiries. None were specifically referred to the Cumbria county council industrial development unit but the North-West regional office maintains close contacts with its officers who had referred many of the inquiries to the Department.The small firms service in the North-West region received some 2,865 inquiries in March 1982 many of which would have been concerned with information of an industrial or service development nature. Information on whether any of the inquirers were referred to the Cumbria county council industrial development unit is not recorded.