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 Hon. Nicholas Ridley Hon. Nicholas Ridley , Cirencester and Tewkesbury 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

—and I would say to the hon. Gentleman that I thought the bulk of the problem was the reduction of employment provided by the publicly-owned industries at present as much as by the private sector.