§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he is now in a position to make a statement on special development area status being accorded to Merseyside and of the other measure he intends to introduce to reduce the level of unemployment in the region.
§ Mr. Heffer
The Government are still considering the question of SDA status for Merseyside and other possible measures that could be taken to reduce the high rate of unemployment in the area. A statement will be made as soon as possible.