HC Deb 10 November 1969 vol 791 c1W
38. Mr. Eadie

asked the Minister of Technology what is the machinery for consultation between his Department and the Department of the Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning.

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.

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