§ 49. Sir G. de Freitas
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs when he received a letter dated 29th June from the Town Clerk of Kettering asking him to receive a deputation to discuss the attraction to the borough of the growth industries necessary for economic expansion referred to in his Department's recent correspondence with the Mayor of Kettering; and what reply he has made.
§ Mr. George Brown
I received the letter from the Town Clerk of Kettering on 30th June. A reply was sent yesterday. I explained that I appreciated the Borough Council's concern about promoting industrial growth and that in view of the establishment of the regional economic planning machinery it would be best for its problems to be discussed with the Chairman of the East Midlands Economic Planning Council and the Chairman of the associated Board. An appointment for this discussion will be arranged shortly.