South Hampshire Study

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th December 1966.

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Photo of Mr Frank Judd Mr Frank Judd , Portsmouth West 12:00 am, 6th December 1966

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what action he will take to facilitate the implementation of the recommendations by Professor Buchanan in the South Hampshire Study.

Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Rossendale

I am now considering the preliminary views, which I have recently received, of the local authorities which joined with my predecessor in commissioning this report, together with those of the South East and South West Economic Planning Councils.

Photo of Mr Frank Judd Mr Frank Judd , Portsmouth West

Will not a new form of local or regional Government be essential to see this plan through? What lead does my right hon. Friend's Ministry intend to give in this respect?

Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Rossendale

I had better not prejudge the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Local Government or, indeed, future proposals for the organisation of economic planning councils. I have been to see the eastern part of the area in which my hon. Friend is interested in order to complete the review which was started by my predecessor at the western end of the area.