HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 cc162-3W
Mr. C. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, in view of the fact that the increase in population in the South-East may come partly from Scotland, why the Scottish Office is not mentioned as one of the Government Departments consulted by his Department in the preparation of the official publication, South-East Study, 1961–81.

Mr. Corfield

The Study names the Departments which were particularly concerned in the working out of its detailed analysis and proposals; these are the Departments most intimately concerned with land use and economic trends in the area concerned. But it makes it clear that these were not the only ones consulted. There was close consultation with all the Departments concerned, including the Scottish Development Department.