§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to change the travel-to-work areas for Wales; what consultations he has had with local authorities; if he has had consultations with Alyn and Deeside council concerning the change in the existing boundary; and if he will reconsider his proposals to link Deeside with parts of Cheshire.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
[pursuant to his reply, 2 July 1984, c. 41–42]: The current review of travel-to-work areas in Wales, as in the rest of Great Britain, uses ward-based data on travel to work patterns obtained from the 1981 census of population. Local authorities, including Alyn and Deeside council, have been consulted about the provisional results of this statistical exercise, and where 132W appropriate, their comments are being taken into account in finalising the new areas. However, it has been decided that the new areas should not straddle the Wales-England border and Deeside will not, therefore, be linked with parts of Cheshire.