§ Mr. Brewis
asked the President of the Board of Trade to give a list of development districts at present scheduled under the Local Employment Act, 1960.
§ Mr. Erroll
The following is the list of development districts, taking into account the changes which I am announcing today:
Northern Region South Western Region ✶Aspatria. Bishop Auckland group. Camelford. Falmouth. Blaydon. Gunnislake. Blyth. Helston. Consett. Ilfracombe. ✶Haltwhistle. Liskeard group. Hartlepools group. Newquay group. Haswell. Penzance group. Horden. Redruth group. ✶Houghton-le-Spring. North Western Region Prudhoe. Seaham Harbour. ✶Birkenhead group. Seaton Delaval. ✶Liverpool group. Stanley. ✶Prescot. ✶Sunderland group. Tyneside S.E.group. Wales Whitby. Ammanford group. Wingate. Anglesey group. ✶Workington group. Blaenau Ffestiniog. Caernarvon group. North Eastern Region Llanelly group. ✶Merthyr Tydfil group. Bridlington.
Milford Haven. Dunfermline group. ✶Pembroke Dock. Fraserburgh. Pwllheli group. Girvan. Rhondda group. Glasgow group. ✶Rhyl. Greenock group. ✶Tonyrefail group. Highlands and Islands. ✶Ystalyfera group. Kilbirnie group. Scotland Kilsyth. Aberdeen group. Kirkcaldy group. Anstruther. Lesmahagow. Ardrossan group. North Lanarkshire group. Banff. Bathgate group. ✶Paisley group. Buckie. Peterhead. Cumnock. Rothesay. Dumbarton group. Sanquhar. Dundee (Broughty Ferry.) Shotts. Stranraer.
NOTE.—In those development districts marked with an asterisk the Board of Trade are not at present accepting applications for assistance.
§ Mr. P. Browne
asked the President of the Board of Trade what further changes he proposes to make in the list of development districts.
§ Mr. Erroll
I am satisfied that high and persistent unemployment is no longer to be expected in Filey, Scarborough or Skegness. I am accordingly removing them from the list of development districts under the Local Employment Act, 1960.
I have decided to add to the list of development districts Blaydon in County Durham and Kilsyth in Scotland. I hope that this step will help to secure new industrial development in these places. I am also restoring to Prudhoe the facilities available under the Act.