HC Deb 09 February 1982 vol 17 cc855-6
Q2. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Prime Minister if she will make an official visit to Cruden Bay in the East Aberdeenshire constituency.

The Prime Minister

I have at present no plans to do so.

Mr. McQuarrie

I regret that my right hon. Friend has no plans to visit Cruden Bay, where she would be most welcome. Is she aware that loss of development area status in the Grampian region, which includes Cruden Bay, is having a penal effect upon employment in the indigenous industries in my constituency? Will she find time to meet her right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland to discuss bringing forward the review, which at present is not due to be brought forward until August?

The Prime Minister

I am sorry that I cannot visit my hon. Friend's constituency, but I am glad to tell him that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is now embarking on the review and hopes to be able to announce the results in the spring. I am sure that he will take into account the views of my hon. Friend and of the interested local authorities.

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