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Rural Areas: Economy

Volume 715: debated on Monday 30 November 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support and promote existing economic development in rural areas throughout the United Kingdom. [HL122]

The Government's policies support economic development at regional, sub-regional and local levels: this includes all rural areas.

However, the Government carries out specific research into the effects of the economic downturn in rural areas, and all rural economic factors are considered when new policies undergo policy appraisal.