HC Deb 20 February 1969 vol 778 c755
23. Mr. Lane

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs when he will announce the Government's policy to wards the first report of the East Anglia Economic Planning Council.

Mr. Urwin

As I said in the debate on the East Anglia Planning Council's Report in the House on 29th January, my right hon. Friend and other Ministers concerned will be meeting the Council on 3rd March. The Government's reply to the report will be sent to the Council as soon as possible afterwards.

Mr. Lane

Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind in these discussions and in framing Government policy that many individuals and organisations in the area believe that the Council's report laid insufficient stress on the need to improve East-West road communications in the middle and the northern parts of East Anglia?

Mr. Urwin

This point can certainly be borne in mind, but many other bodies made representations in addition to the representations made by the Planning Council. I am not certain whether this point was made in those representations, but it can receive attention at the appropriate time.