§ Mr. Livsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will make it his policy to urge the Welsh Development Agency and Development Board for Rural Wales to give special attention to areas of rural Dyfed and Gwynedd in the drive to revitalise the economy of rural Wales.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The distribution of WDA and DBRW resources to particular areas is largely a matter for the bodies themselves. Government policies are, of course, directed towards the establishment of a thriving and self-sustaining rural economy. The WDA's recently launched rural strategy and the DBRW's strategy for the 1990s and its western initiative provide clear evidence of those bodies' commitment to those policies. Dyfed and Gwynedd, along with the rest of rural Wales, will continue to benefit from the activities of the agency and the board.