Would not the Minister agree that one decision which the Council could make, and fairly urgently, is to reverse the decision of the Board of Trade which has refused industrial development certificates to small companies to come to the South-West? As the small companies are vital for economic progress, will the Council be able to do something about the matter?
If the hon. Gentleman has a specific case and he would like to refer it to my right hon. Friend or myself, we will consider it. Now that we have the Council in the region, this is a first-class piece of machinery to use for this purpose.
Will the right hon. Gentleman draw the attention of the South-West office at Bristol to the necessity for improving the carriage of freight by air in the South-West? Will he see whether it can give assistance in that respect?