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Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) what other methods he has in mind to deal with the unemployment problems of Bridlington if it remains excluded from the development area;(2) what incentives are available to Bridlington in order to attract new industry and reduce its high level of unemployment;(3) what advantages are made available to the Bridlington area to persuade parent companies, attracted there when development area incentives were offered, to expand their activities in or near Bridling, ton rather than elsewhere;(4) what incentives he proposes to offer to young men and women to find work in the Bridlington area rather than emigrate elsewhere.

Industrial development in Bridlington is encouraged by the availability of intermediate area incentives. In addition, the Government's measures to promote employment throughout the country such as the special investment scheme and the temporary employment subsidy are available in Bridlington.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what estimate he has made of the disadvantage of the Bridlington area in attracting necessary industry and providing tourist incentives in relation to the areas immediately to the north and the south of it.

In reaching my decision over the grading of Bridlington I took into account the grading or prospective grading of adjacent areas.