HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 cc1246-7
35. Mr. William Edwards

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has completed his consideration of the Report of the Welsh Economic Council on the economy of North-West Wales; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

The Report was formally approved by the Welsh Council on 25th January, 1971. I am now considering it.

Mr. Edwards

In considering this valuable Report, will the Secretary of State consider also what specific financial assistance he will give in order to carry through some of the important recommendations made therein? Does he realise that, valuable though these recommendations are, it would be rather cynical to parade them before the Welsh people if he knew very well that there was not the means to carry them out?

Mr. Peter Thomas

There are a number of recommendations, and they will be considered very carefully.