HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 cc262-3W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what precise criteria he proposes to adopt for the designation of growth points as part of his regional policy.

Mr. Peter Walker

There are no precise criteria which can realistically be adopted for identifying growth areas. The preparation of regional strategies will establish which areas seem to have the best potential for longer-term growth of population and employment.