Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1978.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Perry Mr Ernest Perry , Wandsworth Battersea South 12:00 am, 24th November 1978

About three or four years ago the footage for IDCs was increased by my hon. Friend the Member for Liverpool, Walton (Mr. Heller), when he was Minister, from 5,000 to 10,000. The LOB policy changed overnight because it was realised that the circle had been completed. It was realised that too many industries were moving out of London and that it was necessary to encourage them to come back. Many Government organisations vie with one another and tell people to do different things. I do not know where it will end unless there is some cohesion.