HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 cc40-1W
Mr. Ll. Williams

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many new industries have been attracted to the north-west of Monmouthshire during the last 10 years; how many extra jobs have thus been created; and, in view of the consistent high level of unemployment in this area, if he will consider scheduling it as a development district.

Mr. D. Price

Three new manufacturing units have been established since 1952 in the Ebbw Vale group of employment exchange areas in north-west Monmouthshire, which together now employ some 50 people. Unemployment in this area has for some time exceeded the national average, and my right hon. Friend would be glad to see suitable new industry established there. But he does not consider that he would be justified in listing the area as a development district.

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