HC Deb 19 June 1969 vol 785 c129W
47. Mr. Will Owen

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what is the composition of the North East Development Council; what it has cost to public funds since it was established; what are its achievements; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Frederick Lee

The Council's membership consists of local authorities, industrial and commercial firms and organisations, trades unions, and members of Parliament for North East constituencies. Since April, 1964 the Council has received Government grants-in-aid totalling £115,000 towards its work, which I consider is playing a useful part in helping to attract new industry to the North East.