§ Mr. Ogden
Is my hon. Friend aware that the Chairman and members of the North-West Economic Planning Council are doing an excellent job in guiding Government investment and showing ways in which Lancashire, Cheshire and the North-West generally can help themselves? Will he give them all the encouragement he can?
§ Mr. Urwin
I can give my hon. Friend the promise for which he asks. I should like to take this opportunity of paying tribute to the excellent work of the Planning Council and of its Chairman, Sir William Mather. I should also like 751 to point out that the extremely good relations flowing from this work are of benefit to the Planning Council and to the area in general.
§ Mr. Fortescue
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the pronouncements of this Manchester-based Council are not always very acceptable in Liverpool? Would he indicate to the distinguished chairman that he should always ensure that his favours are distributed entirely impartially between the two cities?