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Business: Lancashire

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage business investment in Morecambe and Lunesdale. (311301)

Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) has taken a number of steps to encourage business investment in Morecambe and Lunesdale. These include the wide range of support available within the “Solutions for Business” portfolio, as well as specific measures to encourage tourism such as £300,000 for a feasibility study to bring the Winter Gardens back into use and a £4 million contribution towards the refurbishment of the iconic Midland Hotel, revitalising the tourist economy. Heysham is also one of the 10 sites under consideration for a new power station under the draft Nuclear National Policy Statement.