§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has received a copy of the National Economic Development Council report "Industrial Trends: the Regional Dimension"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Yes. The paper released in May 1981 relates primarily to the period up to 1979, a period in which employment in Wales was weighted towards declining industries. The present policy is to broaden the industrial base and develop areas with growth potential, such as high technology industries.