HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 cc75-6W
Q15. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Prime Minister what plans he has for bringing hon. Members in the North-East into closer association with the regional council in that area.

The Prime Minister

I understand that the Chairman of the Northern Economic Planning Council will shortly be inviting Members with constituencies in the region to meet the Council; and my right hon. Friend the First Secretary of State is always ready to discuss with hon. Members and with the Council any points concerning the development of the region. I would also refer my right hon. Friend to the proposals about Regional Committees of this House which I mentioned during our debate on 21st April.