HC Deb 14 November 1968 vol 773 c117W
16. Mr. Brooks

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs how many confidential reports have been submitted to him by the North West Regional Economic Planning Council since its inception; to whom have the contents of these reports been disclosed; and whether hon. Members for the constituencies affected will have an opportunity to examine such reports.

Mr. Urwin

Confidential advice from the North West Economic Planning Council has been received by Ministers on numerous subjects. Such advice is not disclosed outside Government as full and frank reports from the Councils are more likely if this remains the practice.