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Government Expenditure

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the average level of Government expenditure per head of population in East Anglia compared with the average level for England and Wales as revealed in the report, "Strategic Choice for East Anglia".

The report, "Strategic Choice for East Anglia", was presented to my right hon. Friend by the East Anglia Economic Planning Council and the East Anglia Consultative Committee on 15th January 1975. It is a consultative document, which is being studied by Government Departments, the East Anglia Economic Planning Council, local authorities and other interested parties. It would be premature to comment on any aspect of the report.