HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c810
45. Mr. David Adams

asked the Prime Minister whether he will invite the Royal Commission on the Geographical Distribution of the Population, after publishing its first report, to remain in permanent session to advise upon the location of industry so that, by careful planning, whole districts now devoted to war production may be saved from the prospect of acute and prolonged depression after the termination of the war?

The Prime Minister (Mr. Chamberlain)

It will be necessary to consider the recommendations contained in the report of the Royal Commission before deciding what machinery would be necessary to carry any of them out.

Mr. Adams

As the Government appear to be singularly shy in the matter of industrial planning, will the right hon. Gentleman keep the suggestion in the question well before him?