§ Mr. S. O. Davies
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) if he will institute an inquiry into the causes of depopulation, over the last hundred years, in the following Welsh counties, namely, Anglesey, Merioneth, Montgomery, Radnor, Brecon, Cardigan, and Pembroke, with a view to remedial action;
(2) if he will institute an inquiry into the causes of depopulation, over the last fifty years, in Merthyr Tydfil and the Rhondda Valley, respectively, with a view to remedial action.
§ Sir K. Joseph
If the hon. Member would write to me explaining the kind of inquiry he has in mind, I shall be prepared to consider whether such enquiries would serve a useful purpose.