§ Mr. Wall
Does the right hon. Gentleman appreciate that the planning development of Humberside has been held up for four years by a series of commissions and inquiries? Now that he has the report for publication he says that he will consult 750 local authorities and test public opinion. What local authorities, and how can he test public opinion if the public do not know what is in the report?
§ Mr. George Jeger
Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that we have been waiting for this report on Humberside for a long, long time and that there is positive stagnation in industry on Humberside with the perpetual threat of decline in future? The report is urgently awaited by local authorities, industrialists and the workers who are threatened with the loss of their jobs.