HC Deb 09 December 1980 vol 995 cc301-2W
Mr. Rippon

asked the Secretary of State for Industry how appropriate local authorities will be consulted in the Government's review of the areas which under present proposals will become non-assisted in August 1982.

Mr. David Mitchell

[pursuant to his reply, 8 December 1980]: Areas due to become non-assisted by being downgraded two or more steps will be the subject of a special review before descheduling takes final effect in August 1982. It will take into account representations made by local authorities in the areas under review.