HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 cc709-10W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Prime Minister what assessment Her Majesty's Government have made of the implications of different rates of development as between the south-east and other regions for Government policies towards alleviating congestion and environmental damage; what plans the Government have to promote the prosperity of the north of England; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The Government continually assess all aspects of their policies. Many parts of the north are assisted areas and therefore benefit from regional assistance aimed at reducing disparities in employment opportunities.