HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 cc1914-5
4. Mr. J. Idwal Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if the Welsh Planning Board will undertake a study of the industrial future of North Wales.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Yes, Sir. As my hon. Friend is aware the Welsh Planning Board has already submitted to my right hon. Friend a report on the problems of Mid-Wales and it is at present engaged on a study of South Wales. My right hon. Friend is most anxious that the Planning Board should examine the problems of North Wales as soon as possible.

Mr. Jones

I thank my hon. Friend for that valuable reply, but may I ask whether the industrial estates of North Wales will be considered as part of this structure?

Mr. Roberts

Certainly. Industrial estates are of some importance in the Wrexham and Deeside areas, and there are one or two similar estates in other parts of North Wales. The proposed study will definitely include an appraisal of the position and prospects of such areas.