§ Mr. Llwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to bring forward proposals to widen the remit of the Development Board for Rural Wales, by statute if necessary, to enable the board to assist existing businesses which are enduring difficult financial circumstances; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Hunt
I have no such plans. The Development Board for Rural Wales already has wide-ranging powers to assist businesses in Wales.