Industrial Development Certificates

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 John Davies Mr John Davies , Knutsford 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

I have some recommendations from the C.B.I. which I am carefully considering. On the second point of the supplementary question, it is perhaps worth saying that in the West Midlands generally in the three years up to the end of last year less than 10 per cent. of all I.D.C. applications were refused. It is easy to get the matter out of proportion. This Government certainly operate the I.D.C. control system —which they realise involves great problems for many industries—with the utmost flexibility.