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Synthetic Fibres

Volume 24: debated on Friday 21 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what changes have taken place in the output of synthetic fibres since 1977 in the United Kingdom and in Italy.

The Government are naturally concerned about the level of unemployment in South Yorkshire, as elsewhere. Nevertheless, the present circumstances in the Sheffield travel-to-work area relative to other areas of the country do not suggest that the decision to withdraw intermediate area status after 31 July is unjustified.