HC Deb 16 October 1969 vol 788 cc126-7W
54. Mr. Woodnutt

asked the Secretary of State for Local Government and Regional Planning why he has not included a representative from the Isle of Wight on the South East Economic Planning Council; and if he will immediately take steps to appoint the nominee of the Isle of Wight local authorities.

Mr. Crosland

Members of the regional Economic Planning Councils are appointed as individuals having a wide knowledge of their regions as a whole, not as representatives of particular areas or authorities. The South East Economic Planning Council currently has a full complement of members and at the moment I am not expecting to make further appointments.

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