§ Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he will make a statement on the implementation of his new regional development proposals as they affect the north-east of England.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry announced on 22nd March, there will be a significant delegation of authority to the regional office of the Industrial Development Executive. The new regional director for the North-East has already been appointed and I hope shortly to be able to announce the names of the new regional industrial director and the members of the Regional Industrial Development Board.