HC Deb 14 November 1968 vol 773 c120W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will ask each regional planning council to make a special survey of land held by public corporations which might be released for general industrial development.

Mr. Urwin

No. The function of the regional Economic Planning Councils is to advise on broad regional economic planning issues. The availability of land for industrial development is a physical planning matter and one primarily for the local planning authorities.