§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is now in a position to make a statement concerning the possibility of establishing a development body for rural Wales on the lines of the Highlands and Islands Development Board.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
Good progress is being made in encouraging industrial and other development in rural Wales. I share, therefore, the view of the Welsh Council that it is premature to set up a body such as the Highlands and Islands Development Board.