§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) whether he will reconsider his designation of travel-to-work areas which receive regional assistance following the publication of the 1984 census of employment;
(2) whether he will seek to verify his travel-to-work area employment figures by commissioning a study of the up-to-date employment numbers in the Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy travel-to-work areas.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
The designation of assisted areas is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
The results of the 1984 census of employment, which are scheduled to become available in the autumn, will provide more up-to-date employment figures for travel-to-work areas including the Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy areas.