HC Deb 18 February 1976 vol 905 c721W
Mr. Michael McGuire

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what changes he proposes to make in regional policy, in view of the unemployment situation in Skelmersdale new town.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

We anticipated the danger that the problems of Skelmersdale and of Merseyside might become worse by making these places a special development area in 1974.