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Industrial Development Unit

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why the number of case officers in the industrial development unit has been reduced from 15 to five; and how this relates to the work load undertaken by the unit.

The industrial development unit appraisal staff complement comprises five deputy directors and 10 case officers, although currently staff in place number five deputy directors and seven case officers. The level of recruitment is dependant on the need

to maintain a full workload for individual appraisal teams which is currently below anticipated levels as a result of the moratorium on support for innovation announced by my hon. Friend on 22 November 1984.