§ 51. Mr. Dormand
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has for reducing unemployment in the Easington constituency.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
As a special development area Easington is well placed to benefit from the extensive measures we have introduced to encourage industrial and economic expansion. While I recognise the additional problems created by the closure at Shotton colliery, the underlying levels of unemployment in the area have reflected the recent favourable national trends.