HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 cc114-5W
Mr. Thorpe

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will give an assurance that the North Devon area will be specifically represented on the Regional Council for the South-West, in view of its special problems of unemployment, depopulation and low wages.

Mr. William Rodgers

As my right hon. Friend told the House on 10th December, the members of the economic planning councils will be appointed as individuals and not as delegates or representatives of particular interests. But in selecting members we shall make sure that the Council for the South-West will be fully representative of the region.

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