HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 c674W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will consider granting Newport, Gwent, development area status to bring it in line with all other principal cities and towns on the South Wales coast.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

The designation of Newport as a development area was carefully considered a year ago. Developments since then do not justify a change in the decision then taken.