HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c276W
Q9. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Prime Minister if he will seek to abolish the development areas and as an alternative concentrate Government help at points where there is already a high level of unemployment or where unemployment is likely to rise due to industrial contraction in the near future.

The Prime Minister

No. The needs of the present development areas are such that they must continue to receive priority.

Q11. Mr. G. Campbell

asked the Prime Minister when he will announce the special measures to assist the development areas during the winter.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the speech of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs in this House on 1st November; to the Answer given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Rhondda, East (Mr. G. Elfed Davies) on 14th November; and to the speech of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Power in this House on 28th November.—[Vol. 753, c. 293; Vol. 754, c.84; Vol. 755, c. 245.]

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