HC Deb 10 July 1969 vol 786 cc285-6W
44. Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether, in determining the future areas of employment exchanges, she will have regard to the use now made of employment exchange areas for selective employment tax relief and for intermediate area treatment.

Mr. Fernyhough

No. The areas of employment exchanges are determined on a geographical basis designed best to fulfil the functions of my Department and to give the most effective service to the public. The main criteria for fixing the boundaries are the needs of the local labour market, ease of communications and the production of an economic workable unit.