HC Deb 20 May 1960 vol 623 c151W
Mr. J. Taylor

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the heavy and persistent incidence of unemployment in Bo'ness and district, West Lothian, he will designate Bo'ness as a development district in terms of the Local Employment Act, 1960.

Mr. J. Rodgers

My right hon. Friend does not consider that the rate of unemployment which exists or is to be expected in Bo'ness is such that its designation as a development district would be appropriate. But he will continue to watch the position.