HC Deb 06 July 1971 vol 820 cc338-9W
Mr. Ford

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is aware that the rate of unemployment is now 6.1 per cent. for wholly unemployed males in the Bradford and Shipley travel-to-work area; and if he will now class Bradford and district as an intermediate area.

Mr. Anthony Grant

I am aware of the position in the area. The Government do not consider, however, that the circumstances of the Bradford district, in relation to the needs of other areas, justify its designation as an intermediate area.