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 Tony Benn Mr Tony Benn , Bristol South East 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

I am sure the House would agree with the Secretary of State that I.D.C. controls ought to be exercised carefully. Would the right hon. Gentleman also recognise that, to be effective. there has to be some sense of Government commitment to the idea of I.D.C.s? The right hon. Gentleman said that the whole policy was constantly under review. Would he at any rate reassure the House that he is not contemplating the ending of I.D.C. control, which has played a part in stimulating employment in the development areas?