HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 c1921
11. Lady Megan Lloyd George

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether the Welsh Planning Board, in the study they are making of the industrial prospects of South Wales, will give consideration to the towns and valleys of Carmarthenshire.

Mr. James Griffiths

The largely industrial south-eastern part of Carmarthenshire comprising the coastal towns from Llanelly to Kidwelly and the industrial areas to the north of them are included in the Planning Board's present study of the prospects of industrial South Wales. The rest of Carmarthenshire will be the subject of a separate study.

Lady Megan Lloyd George

As there is little or no prospect of work in many of these parts of Carmarthenshire, will my right hon. Friend expedite the studies, otherwise these places will become shadow towns and valleys?

Mr. Griffiths

I share my hon. Friend's concern about this part of South-West Wales, which both of us know so well. The Report on the industrial part of South Wales, including industrial parts of Carmarthenshire, I expect to receive before the end of July. There will follow a study of the rural areas, including those of Carmarthenshire, which I hope to receive before the end of the year.

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