HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c46W
102. Mr. David Reed

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on what basis he proposes to assess the effectiveness of current regional development policy.

Mr. Peter Walker

On the progress made during the coming years in achieving a better balance between the economic activities of the various regions and particularly on the progress made in dealing with the persistent and deep-seated problems of unemployment, dereliction and decline in the assisted areas.