HC Deb 18 May 1981 vol 5 c21W
Mr. Ioan Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will restore special development area status to areas in Mid-Glamorgan, in view of the increase of 80 per cent. in unemployment since May 1979; and if he will give particular consideration to the Aberdare area because of the male unemployment in excess of 17 per cent. which exists there.

Mr. MacGregor

The Government's policy is to concentrate regional assistance on the areas of greatest need. All Mid-Glamorgan has either special development or development area status, and I am satisfied that this gives appropriate recognition to the particular circumstances of the county relative to the rest of the country.

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