§ 34. Lady Megan Lloyd George
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development what action he is taking to bring new industries into Wales.
§ Mr. Heath
I shall continue to make all possible use of my powers under the Local Employment Acts to encourage industrial development in those development districts in Wales in which the full powers of the Acts apply. As the noble Lady is aware, my Department is building advance factories in Portmadoc, Bethesda and Milford Haven.
§ Lady Megan Lloyd George
As the unemployment figures for Wales are still almost double the national average and in certain areas the percentages are as high as 10 per cent. and 11 per cent., will the Secretary of State give an assurance that the development plan for Wales will be expedited?
§ Mr. Callaghan
Has there been any change since yesterday morning? Has the Minister seen the reports that as a result of criticism about the delay in publishing his plans for 1965–66 they are to be advanced by 12 months? Is this so, or are we still to wait till 1965 for them?