HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 c124W
Mr. Mudd

asked the Secretary of State for Trade, with reference to the letter of the Under-Secretary of State to the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne dated 27th June 1978, if he will define the difference between untapped tourist potential with most acute economic need, between development areas and special development areas, specifying the difference between Cornwall, with above-average levels of unemployment, and special development areas of lower levels of unemployment and with lower tourist potential.

Mr. Meacher

Regarding entitlement to section 4 tourism project funds there is no distinction drawn between development areas—which include nearly all of Cornwall—and special development areas. These funds are limited to these areas because not only do they contain as much or more untapped tourism potential as the rest of the country, but also they contain by and large higher unemployment levels than elsewhere and hence generally more acute economic need.

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