§ Mr. Mayhew
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what assessments she has made of future employment prospects in South-East London, including Thamesmead; and what action she is taking to ensure full employment in the area in view of the closure of factories.211W
§ Mr. Harold Walker
My Department has the employment situation in South-East London, as in other areas, continually under review. The impact of factory closures in South-East London is lessened by the wide diversity of industry and the extensive travel-to-work facilities available.