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West Midlands

Volume 981: debated on Monday 24 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what assessment he has made of the effects of the Government's industrial policy on the prosperity of the West Midlands; and if he will take action to reverse the present trend of factory closures and rising unemployment in Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich.

asked Unemployment in the West Midlands is below the national average and well below that average in the Dudley and Sandwell travel-to-work area.