HC Deb 18 December 1969 vol 793 cc419-20W
Dr. Gray

asked the Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning what changes are proposed in the composition of the East Anglian Economic Planning Council; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Crosland

I regret to say that Sir Kenneth Keith has decided that he must relinquish the chairmanship of the East Anglian Economic Planning Council because of the increase in his business commitments outside the region.

I have been fortunate in being able to secure as his successor Lord Walston of Newton Hall, Cambridge, who has accepted my invitation to serve as chairman of the planning council from the middle of February, 1970.