HC Deb 20 October 1966 vol 734 c381
14. Mr. Tinn

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will now make a statement regarding publication of the Northern, Yorkshire and Humber-side, and East Midlands Regional Studies.

Mr. William Rodgers

The Stationery Office is publishing the Northern Region's Study on Monday, 24th October. Those for the Yorkshire and Humberside, and East Midlands Regions will be published on 14th November and in early December respectively.

Mr. Tinn

Is my hon. Friend aware that this statement will be welcomed, particularly in the North? Can he indicate to what extent these publications are Government documents reflecting Government policies and intentions?

Mr. Rodgers

These documents will not be statements of Government policy and for that reason will not commit the Government, but they will provide a basis for discussion on regional planning questions and will in this way lead to the formulation of policies.

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