HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 c297W
16. Mr. Urwin

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what advantages are likely to accrue to the Northern Region in the event of Great Britain entering the European Economic Community; how much consultation he has undertaken with the Northern Regional Economic Planning Council on this subject; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. M. Stewart

As regards the first part of the Question, the Northern region would, like other areas, share in the industrial opportunities that a larger European Economic Community would create. As regards the remainder, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Blackley (Mr. Rose) on 7th March.—[Vol. 742, c.253.]