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Arfon And Dwyfor (Redundancies)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry, in view of the further factory closures and redundancies that have recently been announced in the Arfon and Dwyfor areas, if he will now review his decision to downgrade the industrial development status of these areas.

We recently reexamined the gradings of the Caernarvon and Pwllheli travel-to-work areas—TTWAs—and decided that we would not be justified in reversing the decision to make these TTWAs into development areas on 1 August. We will be keeping a close watch on their progress.