HC Deb 21 July 1970 vol 804 cc218-9
7. Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what proposals he has for the erection of further major buildings for use by Government departments in the North-East.

Mr. Amery

I cannot announce any proposals until the Government's current review of public expenditure is completed.

Mr. Brown

I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for that reply. I hope that this is an indication that he will be announcing proposals for the North-East. Does the Minister agree that the South-East is desperately over-crowded and that he would be doing a service to civil servants by giving them the opportunity to work in a delightful part of the country?

Mr. Amery

We shall certainly give high priority to doing the best that we can to raise the position in the regions where employment prospects at present are most difficult.