HC Deb 03 February 1971 vol 810 cc381-2W
Mr. Bob Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that concentration on generally improving the infrastructure of North-East England will result in industrial expansion; and what other plans he has to improve the industrial situation in the area.

Mr. Peter Walker

I believe that improvements to the infrastructure of the North-East, will, with the Govern- ment's other regional policy measures, contribute to industrial expansion. A change from the national economic stagnation of the previous years would also benefit the North-East.