§ Mr. Boston
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will give an assurance that local authorities in the South-East Region will have access to the new South-East Economic Planning Council, and may put forward major planning proposals to it.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Arrangements have already been made for close co-operation between the South-East Economic Planning Board which will work in partnership with the Council and the technical panels of the Standing Conference on London Regional Planning on matters of general regional interest. This will supplement the close working 345W arrangements with local authorities which my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government already has in carrying out his responsibilities for land use planning.