South-West Economic Planning Council (Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Board of Trade – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd November 1967.

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Photo of Miss Joan Vickers Miss Joan Vickers , Plymouth, Devonport 12:00 am, 22nd November 1967

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has studied the report of the South-West Economic Planning Council, "A Region With a Future"; and if it is his policy that Plymouth should become a development area.

Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody , Exeter

The report is still being carefully studied. I cannot comment on its recommendations at this stage.

Photo of Miss Joan Vickers Miss Joan Vickers , Plymouth, Devonport

Will the hon. Lady realise that Plymouth, through its own efforts, has risen from being the worst blitzed city in the country and that it will be hit by the Government's proposals in regard to defence cuts, S.E.T. and the proposals in the White Paper on Transport of Freight?

Photo of Gwyneth Dunwoody Gwyneth Dunwoody , Exeter

I am well aware of the position in Plymouth. We will bear it very sympathetically in mind.