HC Deb 12 December 1963 vol 686 cc104-5W
46. Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development to what extent, in making his regional plan for the North-East, he gave consideration to the Local Government Commission's proposal for a continuous county on Tyneside and to the loss of status and rateable value to Durham County Council.

Mr. Heath

The Group which prepared the plan for the North-East was aware of the Local Government Commission's proposals for the reorganisation of Tyneside. A decision on the proposals is for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government, who will take into account any representations made to him by the local authorities.