HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 cc610-1W
Mr. Anderson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what estimate he has made of the likely reduction in expenditure on regional development grants, regional selective assistance and factory buildings in the Swansea and Morriston areas by 1982–83 following their downgrading to intermediate areas in his recent review of regional industrial policy.

Mr. David Mitchell

I will reply to the hon. Member as soon as possible and place a copy in the Library and with theOfficial Report.

Mr. Home Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will give an estimate of the effects of his announcement of 17 July on unemployment and depopulation in each of the following employment office areas: Haddington, Musselburgh, Tranent, Eye-mouth, Galashiels and Kelso.

Mr. David Mitchell

It is not practicable to estimate the effects of regional policy on future employment and unemployment or on depopulation in specific locations.