HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 cc76-7W
43. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will restore development area status to those parts of Northumberland suffering high unemployment from which it has been withdrawn.

Mr. Trippier

No. I am satisfied that the current assisted area gradings for the Northumberland travel-to-work areas are appropriate, but I will continue to keep a close watch on the situation there.

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