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Welsh Development Agency

Volume 885: debated on Friday 31 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is yet able to make a statement about progress in the setting up of the Welsh Development Agency.

I have issued today a consultation paper containing my proposals for the Welsh Development Agency. The main purpose of this document, a copy of which is in the Library, is to provide a basis of consultation, particularly with local authorities and other bodies in Wales, about the agency's rĂ´le and operating arrangements. Legislation to establish the agency will be introduced as soon as possible after these consultations are complete.