HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 c367W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will grant special development status to the Saltney and Broughton areas in the constituency of the honourable Member for Flint, East; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. David Mitchell

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales announced on 13 November that, subject to the necessary approval of the European Commission, the Shotton travel-to-work area (which now includes Saltney and Broughton) is to be designated as a special development area.