HC Deb 31 July 1981 vol 9 c604W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the level of employment, amongst other factors, which he takes into account in granting intermediate area status for an area.

Mr. MacGregor

Although the state of employment is one of the criteria laid down by the Industry Act 1972 to be taken into account in designating assisted areas, including intermediate areas, there are no specific levels of employment or unemployment associated with the various grading of such areas.

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