HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c274W
107. Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now publish a statement, in the form of a White Paper, indicating the results of his regional development policies to date.

Mr. Peter Walker

It is too soon for any assessment to be made of the full effect of the Government's measures. For example, a very substantial increase in grants for house improvements in development and intermediate areas has only just been announced.