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I was very taken by the points that the hon. Gentleman made, and specifically by his constructive suggestions. He kindly indicated at the outset that he did not expect me to give him too many early Christmas boxes at this stage, but I will certainly consider the points he made. Some of them are not my Department's responsibility, but I will certainly relay them to my colleagues and
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ensure that they consider closely what specific help we can give to the Aylesbury area, in addition to the general help I have already described.

The situation is, of course, very difficult. I am sure that it is unusual for this scale of job losses to affect the community in the Aylesbury area. I am sure that it is a resilient community and it is well represented by the hon. Gentleman. I will consider closely the constructive proposals that he has made and I will write to him shortly on those matters. I thank him for bringing to the House's attention the position in Aylesbury and I look forward to working with him to try to assist his constituents.

Question put and agreed to.

10.34 pm

House adjourned.

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