§ 26. Mr. Ashley
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has for siting an Inland Revenue computer in the Midlands; and if he will take into account the case for Stoke-on-Trent to be chosen.
§ The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Diamond)
None so far, but at the appropriate time a review will be made of all likely areas.
§ Mr. Ashley
Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the considerable importance 1381 of this question to Stoke-on-Trent, particularly in view of the city's excessive dependence on pottery and mining and in view of the fact that unemployment figures in the city are twice the regional average?