Special Development Areas

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1972.

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Photo of Miss Irene Ward Miss Irene Ward , Tynemouth 12:00 am, 7th February 1972

I am very grateful, Mr. Speaker—[HON. MEMBERS: "You ought to be."] I always am. Could I ask my right hon. Friend whether, on a matter of principle relating to these Questions which are being discussed, he is aware that the Prime Minister told me only last Thursday that a decision would not be very long delayed? I am rather at a loss to understand why my right hon. Friend replied in the way he did to these Questions.