HC Deb 02 November 1979 vol 972 c704W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Industry on what basis the decision was made to downgrade the North-West area of Wales, with the exception of Ynys Mon, from its status as a special development area to that of a development area.

Mr. David Mitchell

These decisions were based on the criteria prescribed in the Local Employment Act 1972, as amended by the Industry Act 1972.