HC Deb 29 July 1965 vol 717 c151W
2. Mr. Derek Page

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement on the extension of the criteria he adopts for judging which areas are entitled to economic assistance.

Mr. Jay

Under the Local Employment Act, 1960, the Board of Trade can list localities as development districts on grounds of high and persistent unemployment whether current or expected. I have no power to use other criteria.

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