HC Deb 11 December 1952 vol 509 c88W
100. Sir D. Robertson

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will now remove the existing Highland Development Area from the Schedule and in its place create small Development Areas in selected Highland towns.

Mr. H. Strauss

Action of this kind could, of course, only be undertaken after full consultation with the various local authorities concerned. Since in practice our efforts have necessarily been concentrated rather on the lines which my hon. Friend has in mind, I do not think that anything would be gained by the change.

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