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Unemployment

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to resolve the unemployment situation in Lampeter and the Cardigan area during the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

:At the latest count in November 1,250 people were registered as unemployed in the two travel-to-work areas compared with 1,326 a year ago. These two travel-to-work areas will retain development area status, and support for the area within the responsibilities of the Development Board for Rural Wales and the Welsh Development Agency will continue.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what study his Department is carrying out into factors creating unemployment in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Employment remains a central feature in the Welsh Office's day-to-day concern with the Welsh economy.