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Northern Region

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th December 1980.

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Photo of Mr Jack Dormand Mr Jack Dormand , Easington 12:00 am, 10th December 1980

Is the Minister aware that the Government constantly wring their hands and repeat that the employment situation in the Northern region can improve only when the national economy improves? Does he accept that the Government have it within their power to transfer many jobs to the Northern region? In view of the desperate and deteriorating position in that area, will he reverse the decision that he made last year, when he stopped hundreds of jobs from going to the North?