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Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what immediate plans he has to provide employment opportunities in the Preston travel-to-work area.

The measures which the Government are taking to improve the economy and restore business confidence will inevitably take some time to work through, but it remains our objective to create the conditions in which firms will be able to expand and create the jobs which are needed in Preston and in many other parts of the country.