HC Deb 29 July 1965 vol 717 cc166-7W
Mr. Jopling

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1) why the Report of the North-West Study Group concerning Westmorland, Cumberland and Carlisle has not been published with the rest of the Report; and whether he informed the local authorities in these areas that the Report would not be complete;

(2) when he will publish that part of the North-West Study Group's Report which refers to Westmorland, Cumberland and Carlisle, in order to put an end to the uncertainty which has been created in these areas by the partial Report.

Mr. William Rodgers

Cumberland and Westmorland are now part of the Northern economic planning region, and as I informed the hon. Member on March 8th, the results of the Study Group's work on these two counties are being made available separately to the Northern Economic Planning Council and Board. The Chairmen of the Council and Board visited the area early this week for discussions with local authorities, and no doubt they will be consulting them again later.