HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc39-40W
Mr. Pardoe

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the annual cost to public funds of the South West Economic Planning Council; and if he is satisfied with the value for money obtained.

Mr. Guy Barnett

The main costs of supporting the South West Economic Planning Council fall on the Department's regional organisation and cannot be separately identified. My view is, however, that the amount of staff time has not been inordinate bearing in mind the advice given to the Government by the council on a number of subjects.