§ 22. Mr. Dawson
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what role the Duchy has in developing employment opportunities in its rural areas. 
§ Dr. Jack Cunningham
The Duchy's role in developing employment opportunities in its rural areas falls under three headings: first, supporting its tenants in country areas who in turn create employment; secondly, by encouraging the re-use (for employment or residential purposes) of out dated agricultural buildings, and thirdly, by employing its own staff of contractors for the maintenance of properties and for the management of its woodlands.