North-East (Investment)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Photo of Mr David Watkins Mr David Watkins , Consett 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

In view of the seeming unattractiveness of the North-East for private investment, ought there not to be a very much stepped-up programme to encourage public investment, especially in the manufacturing and other wealth-producing industries?