HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c99W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will review the aids provided to development and special development areas in such a way as to allocate funds to all clearly defined areas where unemployment has been consistently above the national average; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. MacGregor

The present coverage of assisted areas and the financial aids provided for them are fully consistent with the Government's policy of concentrating such assistance on areas which have experienced persistently high levels of unemployment and structural decline.