HC Deb 20 July 1970 vol 804 c18W
Mr. Laurance Reed

asked the Minister of Technology whether he will consider treating Lancashire as a single unit for assistance under the Government's regional development policy.

Mr. Ridley

We have no plans for a review of Development Area and Intermediate Area boundaries at present.

Mr. Meacher

asked the Minister of Technology what proposals he has for extending economic aid at intermediate levels to the Lancashire Region outside the development area of Merseyside, and particularly to South-East Lancashire.

Mr. Ridley

We have at present no plans for changes in the boundaries of the intermediate areas in Lancashire or elsewhere.

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