West Country and Wales (Snow Storm)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 1978.

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Photo of Mr Ioan Evans Mr Ioan Evans , Aberdare 12:00 am, 23rd February 1978

I thank my hon. Friend and the Under-Secretary of State for Wales for the prompt way in which the Government have reacted to this serious crisis. In view of the fact that this has been the most serious snowfall for 30 years and has serious financial implications for local authorities, may we take it that the assistance to be given to those in the West Country, 75 per cent. above a 1p rate, will apply also to Wales and to the Mid-Glamorgan authority, which took on unemployed people to help in clearance work, something which might be considered in other affected areas?