HC Deb 26 July 1971 vol 822 c26W
74. Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, in view of the worsening employment situation in Monmouthshire, he will take action under the Special Areas (Development and Improvement) Act, 1934, to relieve the situation.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The Act referred to was repealed in 1945. Existing legislation is both more comprehensive and more effective. The measures announced by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer last week, combined with the accelerated programme of public works and the major new concession on free depreciation, will stimulate investment to improve employment trends.

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