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Northern Region

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the representations made by the Northumberland Association of District Councils, he will extend the period for consultation and comment on the report of the Northern Region Strategy Team.

Taking account of the views of the other commissioning parties, my right hon. Friend is anxious to make good progress with consideration of the Strategic Plan for the Northern Region, and he has asked for comments by 31st May. If, however, it becomes clear that this deadline would cause serious difficulty in individual cases, it might be possible to consider extending it by, at the most, a few weeks in those cases.