§ Mr. Pentland
asked the Secretary of State for Employment to what extent he expects the measures announced in the White Paper on Industrial and Regional Development will assist in the provision of new job opportunities for men, women, boys and girls, in the Chester-le-Street constituency area during the remaining period of 1972.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark:
The effects of these measures will depend on industries' plans for taking advantage of them. They should improve employment prospects in the country as a whole but it is impossible to predict their precise effect in a particular area over a particular period.