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Local Enterprise Zones: Hastings

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 28th June 2010.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd Conservative, Hastings and Rye

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he consider the merits of designating Hastings as a borough eligible for the establishment of a local enterprise zone; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

holding answer 24 June 2010

The former Enterprise Zone programme concluded in 2006, when the final Enterprise Zones reached the end of their designated period. The Government do believe that local authorities have a vital role in incentivising business growth, including in less prosperous areas. A White Paper this summer will set out proposals for growth, including the right framework of incentives.

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