§ Mr. Pardoe
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what is the total cost to date of the South-West Economic Planning Council, the South-West Economic Planning Board, and the publication of the Report, "A Region with a Future".
§ Mr. Shore
These costs cannot easily be isolated from the wider activities of the Department in the Region. However, the salaries and other expenses of the Chairman of the South-West Economic Planning Board and his staff are now running at the rate of £35,000 per annum.
The cost of printing and publishing "A Region with a Future" was £5,540 against which should be set the sales proceeds.