§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will employ criteria other than travel-to-work areas in reviewing assisted area boundaries; and if he will take account of unemployment blackspots.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
[holding answer 19 May 1992]: The Government announced before the election that a review of the assisted areas map would be conducted early in this Parliament. We are now considering how to take this forward and looking at the criteria to be applied. I hope to make an announcement on this shortly.