HC Deb 17 May 1993 vol 225 cc50-1W
23. Mr. Jonathan Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assistance the Government are giving to the development of the rural economy in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Wyn Roberts

The Government's policies for developing the rural economy in Wales have gained a new momentum since the launch of the rural initiative in February 1991. A wide range of measures is now in place to help create a self-sustaining market economy and to thereby secure for rual communities the long-term prosperity which is this Government's aim.

I refer my hon. Friend to the Government's Expenditure Plans 1993–94 to 1995–96, Departmental Report by Welsh Office (Command Paper 2215) for more detailed information.