HC Deb 14 November 1968 vol 773 cc118-9W
37. Mr. Tilney

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether, in view of the disparity between new public investment in construction per head of population in the North-West and in other regions, he is satisfied that the North-West is receiving a sufficient share of resources available for investment; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Urwin

This point is raised in the Strategy II document of the North West Economic Planning Council which, as I told the hon. Member for Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker) earlier, the Secretary of State and I hope to discuss with the Council. I should, however, make it clear that investment per head is not a sufficient criterion for making regional comparisons.