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Rural Areas

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will undertake a study of the particular problems of isolated industry in rural areas.

The Government keep in touch with the problems of industry in rural areas through the Development Commission and the Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas. There have also been reports on rural areas and their problems, for example, by the Countryside Review Committee and by the associations representing county and district councils.