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Enterprise Zones

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 29 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he proposes to review his policy on the extension of enterprise zones.

We expect soon to receive a report from consultants commissioned to conduct a survey on the enterprise zone experiment. We will consider whether to review our policy in the light of that respect.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report those local authorities which have requested consideration for (a) a new enterprise zone and (b) an extension to an existing enterprise zone.

Since the announcement of the choice of present zone authorities, the following have been received from English local authorities:

(a) Requests to extend existing enterprise zones

  • Burnley borough council
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough borough council
  • Rossendale borough council
  • Rotherham metropolitan borough council
  • Wellingborough council
  • Wrekin council

(b) Request for new enterprise zones

  • Camborne town council
  • Canterbury city council
  • Dover district council
  • Kettering borough council
  • Shepway district council
  • Thanet district council