§ Mr. Symonds
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if Her Majesty's Government will take action to ensure that priority is given to West Cumberland for new industries, in view of the suggested closures of collieries in this area.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The Northern Economic Planning Council are urgently considering the implications of the pit closure programme for the Region as a whole. I am sure that they will take the special problems of West Cumberland fully into account.