§ 73. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is aware of the recent increase in unemployment in Jarrow and Hebburn; and what steps he is taking to assist in providing employment for those now unemployed.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
I am aware of the level of unemployment in the Tyne-side Group of employment exchange areas. These areas are, as my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced on 18th February, now to be treated as special development areas This should assist the creation of more employment opportunities.