§ 4. Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what is the present level of unemployment in the Okehampton area of Devon.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
On 8th June, 159 people were registered as unemployed in the area covered by the Okehampton Employment Exchange and the percentage rate of unemployment was 4.2.
§ Mr. Smith
I know my hon. Friend's genuine concern for his constituents of that area. There has been a great deal of dispute over the past month whether the area should be included in the development area or should become an intermediate area. That is a question for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Technology, and I hope that my hon. Friend will address a question to him about it.