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European Community (Convergence)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales in line with Com(80)–333 of 11 June 1980, which reiterates the EEC objective of convergence of the economies, by when he anticipates that the economy of Wales will have (a) started converging and (b) completed convergence with the economies of those central areas of the EEC within the golden triangle.

Our economic policies are designed to achieve over a period of time a sustained improvement in the economy of the United Kingdom as a whole. As they succeed they will have the effect of bringing about convergence with the economies of our European partners.