§ 44. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will designate as development areas counties such as Berwickshire that are suffering from serious depopulation.
§ Mr. Jay
The criterion for designating localities as development districts is laid down in the Local Employment Act, 1960, and is based on a high rate of 213W unemployment. I have no powers to list a place as a development district on grounds of depopulation.