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Regional Policy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th February 1971.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Armstrong Mr Ernest Armstrong , North West Durham 12:00 am, 8th February 1971

Does not the Secretary of State agree that it was foolish and irresponsible for the Government to announce changes immediately they came to power, costing, according to the North-East Development Council, £38 million a year in aid to the Northern Region, and to create a complete crisis of confidence in all sections of the community in the North before the review policy has even been decided?