HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c6W
Mr. Boyes

asked the Prime Minister if she will give consideration to creating a north of England development agency with similar powers to the development agencies in Scotland and Wales; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

I do not believe the interests of the region would be best served by the creation of an additional tier of bureaucracy. The Government will continue to ensure that the north of England receives its fair share of resources as part of an effective regional policy.