§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Health how many regional planning schemes have up to the present been proposed for Wales; to what districts do they apply; which have been approved by his Department; and how many are in progress?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Six regional town planning commitees have been established in Wales with power to recommend, regional proposals for adoption by their constituent authorities. One of the committees (Deeside) has recommended a regional plan to its authorities, and another (for a large area in North Wales) has only recently been formed. The remainder (in the South Wales coalfields) have made little progress owing to the economic conditions of the areas concerned. I will, with the hon. Member's permission, send him a list of the committees and particulars of the town planning action so far taken by their constituent authorities.