This book, first published in 1945, is based primarily on some fifty regional reports submitted to the Government between 1941 and 1943. The original reports, condensed and brought together in this volume, were for the most part prepared by members of university departments of economics or geography.
1. Prosperous and Depressed Areas Before the War 2. General Trends in Industrial Development: Probable Permanent Effects of the War 3. Wales and Monmouthshire 4. The Industrial Areas of Scotland 5. The North-East Coast 6. West Cumberland 7. Lancashire 8. The West Riding 9. The Humber Ports 10. The East Midlands 11. Stoke-on-Trent and District 12. The West Midlands 13. The South-West 14. The South-Eastern Counties 15. London 16. Conclusions