HC Deb 25 June 1971 vol 819 cc370-1W
Miss Devlin

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether Her Majesty's Government intend to introduce legislation safeguarding the employment prospects of persons living in areas of heavy unemployment in England, Scotland and Wales.

Mr. Noble

A substantial body of legislation already exists under which the Government help to provide employment in the assisted areas. If however the hon. Member has any specific and practical proposals to make for improving that legislation, I would be happy to examine them.