First we have to decide what the regional distribution of population will be and then to ensure that enough land is allocated for development in the regions. The regional organisations now established by the Government will help to ensure that this is done and the Land Commission, when it is established, will be able to ensure that the land which is allocated is indeed available for development.
The right hon. Member for Leeds, North-East (Sir K. Joseph) appreciated the need for increasing the supply of land. He failed to persuade his colleagues that this was necessary and the last Government did nothing about it. We are determined that the Land Commission will help in seeing that a greater supply of land is available.