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Assisted Area Status

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if, in view of the rising number of people unemployed in the Leeds area, he will now reconsider the question of continuing assisted area status beyond August 1982.

No, the Government's regional industrial policy is to concentrate the available assistance on the areas of greatest need and on present evidence Leed is not one of them.