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Regional Development (Wales)

Volume 974: debated on Monday 19 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the total saving gained through the reduction and withdrawal of regional development incentives in Powys, Ceredigion and Merioneth.

The information available is not related to the areas specified and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what additional public expenditure is to be made available to replace savings made by the Government through the withdrawal of regional development incentives in the Development Board for Rural Wales area.

None. One of the objectives of these changes in the gradings of the assisted areas was to save public expenditure.