§ 13. Mr. Raffan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is yet in a position to announce when the Flint enterprise zone will come into operation.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The Delyn enterprise zone is expected to come into operation on 21 July, subject to parliamentary approval.
§ Mr. Raffan
I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply, which will be widely welcomed in Delyn. Can he give me an assurance that he will continue to do everything possible to facilitate the rapid development of this zone, which is seen locally as crucial to employment prospects?
§ Mr. Edwards
I congratulate the local authority on the way in which it has pressed on with getting the zone under way. The Welsh Development Agency is investing about £3–5 million in land reclamation projects in the enterprise zone, which will provide about 75 acres for industrial purposes. I assure my hon. Friend that we shall continue to give the zone all possible support.