§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the practice of relocation by companies in search of grants between areas where grants are available. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
[holding answer 22 February 1996]: The Government's regional policy aims to attract companies to the assisted areas. However, grants are not available simply for relocation to those areas. Any assistance must normally bring about a significant net increase in employment.