HC Deb 19 May 1971 vol 817 cc301-2W
82. Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will examine the boundaries of the South-West Economic Planning Region as at present constituted, and give consideration to the creation of a south-west regional grouping based on the four most western counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

Mr. Peter Walker

Before coming to long-term decisions on any future organisations needed for the regions in England the Government will wish to consider whatever recommendations the Commission on the Constitution may have to make in this field. My hon. Friend can, however, rest assured that account will be taken of his request at the appropriate time.