asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will make a statement on current Government regional policy.
The Government intend to continue with the more selective, and hence more effective, regional industrial policy which my right hon. Friend announced in July. It will concentrate on those parts of the country with the most severe problems of persistently high unemployment and structural weakness.
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will now change his regional aid policy, as it affects the Ogmore constituency area, due to the number of steelworkers who will be declared redundant and subsequently the coal miners and other workers living within the area.
We will be considering possible remedial measures to counter the impact of steel closures.