§ Mr. Arthur Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what consultations took place between the East Midlands Economic Planning Council and his Department on the question of industrial development for the Birmingham overspill scheme at Daventry.
§ Mr. Shore
The original proposals on the expansion of Daventry were made in 1956–57 and all the major decisions were made before the present Government took office. Since its formation in 1965, the East Midlands Economic Planning Council has kept developments under review and has recently drawn attention to certain problems in relation to the creation of employment opportunities. The Council's views are being fully considered by the Government.