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Local Employment Act 1972

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2Purpose for which powers exercisable and advisory committee

(1)The powers conferred by sections 3 to 6 of this Act shall be exercisable, with due regard to the proper diversification of industry, for the purpose of providing for the benefit of any area in relation to which the powers are exercisable employment appropriate (having regard to the circumstances of the area generally and of any particular description of persons therein) to the needs of the area.

(2)In determining whether and in what manner, to exercise his powers under sections 3, 4 and 5 of this Act for the benefit of any area in relation to which the powers are exercisable, the Secretary of State shall have regard—

(a)to the relation between the expenditure involved and the employment likely to be provided; and

(b)to any consequential effect on employment in any other part of that area and in any other development area or intermediate area.

(3)For the purposes of this Act there shall be an advisory committee appointed by the Secretary of State; and the Secretary of State may pay to the members of the committee such allowances as he may with the consent of the Minister for the Civil Service determine.

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