§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he has taken to counteract the increased unemployment in the Arfon area arising from the rundown of employment on the Central Electricity Generating Board pump storage construction scheme at Dinorwic.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Our economic policies are designed to create conditions for growth of output and employment which will help all parts of the country. The Arfon area will also benefit from the work which is now proceeding on the improvements to the A55 and A5 and from the WDA's factory building programme. I will continue to keep a close watch on the employment effects locally as the Dinorwic scheme progresses.