§ 34. Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs when the present term of office of the Chairman of the Yorkshire and Humberside Economic Planning Council expires; and what steps have been taken to ascertain the views of those living in that region about the future of this appointment.
§ Mr. Wainwright
Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that, without disputing Sir Roger's remarkable record as a successful ambassador, what the people of 639 Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire most need in facing their artificially created economic problems is a leadership in which they can have undoubted confidence because they have chosen it?
§ Mr. Shore
I think that Sir Roger has given very good leadership to the Regional Council. Under his guidance there was published in 1966 for the first time for this new region a study which I think contained a number of very new and important ideas. This has been followed up by a number of sub-regional studies, including one for the Huddersfield and Colne Valley subregions.