HC Deb 21 June 1976 vol 913 c311W
34. Mr. Wigley

asked the Lord President of the Council what powers for formulating and implementing an economic development plan for Wales will be vested in the proposed Welsh Assembly on the basis of the Government's latest policy on this matter.

Mr. John Smith

The responsibility for economic planning will remain with the Government, but the Assembly will control the Welsh Development Agency, most public spending priorities, important land use decisions and the main infrastructure programmes. It will, therefore, have a major rôle in the economic development of Wales.

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