Planning Regions (Wessex)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1966.

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Photo of Sir David Price Sir David Price , Eastleigh 12:00 am, 12th May 1966

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that due to post-war developments Wessex is once again becoming a distinctive economic region of the country? Whereas it is no doubt convenient to Whitehall to divide the region between the South-West and the South-East, if regional planning is to make sense on the ground he must create a distinctive region in that part of the country.