HC Deb 08 August 1980 vol 990 cc469-70W
Mr. John Browne

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether, in view of the losses revealed in the 1979–80 accounts of British Steel, he will now take early action to implement the sale of British Steel to the public.

Mr. Michael Marshall

As he said in his statement on 26 June, my right hon.

4. Aside from expenditure on land and factories, there is no predetermined allocation of regional preferential expenditure between separate areas or regions. Expenditure under such schemes depends, therefore, on the level of applications from eligible firms within the areas concerned.