HC Deb 23 April 1964 vol 693 cc194-5W
38. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Industry, Trade and Regional Development if he is aware that large parts of the north, east and west of Scotland are under-populated, while the south of England is increasingly over-populated; and what plans he has to spread more evenly in Britain its trade, industry, commerce, employment and population.

Mr. Heath

Our policies for regional development, on which I have kept the House informed, are designed to achieve a more even spread of economic activity throughout the country.