§ Q53. Mr. Pendry
asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the conclusions of the booklet published by the metropolitan borough of Tameside "Tameside: The Case for Aid", a copy of which has been sent to her.
§ Q54. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Prime Minister if she has studied the booklet published by the metropolitan borough of Tameside "Tameside: The Case for Aid" a copy of which has been sent to her by the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish; and if the Government will now give Tameside the same treatment as other areas with similar problems.
§ Mr. Biffen
I have been asked to reply.
Tameside's case for assisted area status, and for designation under to Inner Urban Areas Act has been regularly reviewed. My right hon. Friends at the Departments of the Environment and Trade and Industry will assess the material in the booklet "Tameside: The Case for Aid" in relation to other relevant facts and the claims of other areas. It is too early to say what the coverage of a revised assisted areas map might be. The White Paper on regional industrial policy, which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry will publish shortly, will seek views on this aspect of regional industrial policy.