HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc39-40W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the President of the Board of Trade what special measures the Government are now taking to create employment in Carmarthenshire, where the rate of unemployment on 10th October was 7.9 per cent.

Mr. Jay

I shall continue to encourage the establishment of new industry and the expansion of existing industry by the full use of my powers under the Local Employment Acts reinforced by the investment incentives under the Industrial Development Act.

The increase in the rate of unemployment in Carmarthenshire to 7.9 per cent. in October was largely acounted for by temporary stoppages.