HC Deb 08 November 1971 vol 825 cc634-5
29. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has received from the Flintshire Council their Memorandum, An up to date Case/Development Area status for Flintshire; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas:

Yes, Sir. I received this on 19th October and am studying it carefully.

Mr. Jones:

In view of the rising unemployment rate, the closures and the redundancies registered in the County of Flint, will the right hon. and learned Gentleman strongly press upon his Cabinet colleagues the urgency of the Flintshire case? Will he also draw to the attention of his colleagues the fact that the Courtaulds textile mills in East Flintshire are in an extremely vulnerable state at this moment?

Mr. Thomas:

I am aware of the factory closures which the hon. Gentleman mentioned, but, before commenting, I should like to study the clerk's memorandum in detail.