§ 26. Mr. Silvester
asked the Secretary of State for Industry to what extent the powers proposed for industrial improvement areas where they are established within the assisted areas will add to those already existing for industrial and regional aid.
§ Mr. Cryer
Within industrial improvement areas local authorities will be able to make grants and loans for improvements to amenities as well as grants for the conversion and improvement of industrial buildings. Regional development grants are normally restricted to the adaptation of buildings forming part of qualifying premises, while selective financial assistance is available only for the purposes of Sections 7 and 8 of the Industry Act 1972. Some projects may qualify both under the Industry Act 1972 and the Inner Urban Areas Bill.