§ Mr. Benn
There will be close and regular consultation in which all Departments concerned with furtherance of the Government's regional policies will take part. To this end I have set up within my Department a regional group, under the Minister of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Chesterfield (Mr. Varley), in order to get the most effective working co-operation with the Departments responsible to my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Local Government and Regional Planning, Scotland and Wales.