HC Deb 01 August 1961 vol 645 cc1131-2
31. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, whether the special needs of areas scheduled under the Local Employment Act will be taken into account in the curtailment of local authority schemes.

Mr. Brooke

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Hughes

Will the Minister bear in mind particularly that the local authorities, including county councils, in these areas, by the work that they provide, make an important contribution towards the alleviation of unemployment? Does his reply mean that he will scrutinise every scheme carefully with these considerations in mind?

Mr. Brooke

I will certainly take into account the unemployment situation in the development districts.

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