HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 c146W
Mr. William Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether in view of the further redundancies announced by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited on 10th December, 1971 and the present record level of unemployment, he will now declare Teesside a special development area.

Sir J. Eden

I have at present nothing to add to the reply given by my hon. Friend, the Under Secretary of State for Trade, to the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough, East (Mr. Bottomley) on 18th October.—[Vol. 823, c.27.]