§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on employment prospects in the Cardigan and Lampeter and the Teifi Valley employment exchange areas in the light of the February unemployment figures.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Prospects for these areas—like those of the country as a whole—depend on the success of the measures which we are taking to bring inflation under control and to create the conditions for industry to expand. The Development Board for Rural Wales and the Welsh Development Agency will continue to have an active role in their respective areas and both travel-to-work areas retain development area status.