§ 44. Sir J. Eden
asked the President of the Board of Trade what has been the total Government contribution to projects in development areas since January, 1965; 1709 how much employment has thereby been created; and what is the total state outlay per head of those found employment.
§ Sir J. Eden
Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that we would get a much better return on the investment of public money in this regard if the areas were concentrated more than they are under the Government's present proposals?
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that the new system of investment grants is substantially less favourable to industry than the previous system of allowances, and will he stop quoting"phoney"figures— [Interruption.]—and instead pay attention to the Written Answer which I received on 1st July?
§ Mr. Sheldon
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the Question to which the hon. Member for Wanstead and Woodford (Mr. Patrick Jenkin) referred and to which he received a Written Answer on 1st July posed seven conditions, each of which could have been phrased differently, and that it represented an artificial exercise in comparing investment grants with investment allowances?