§ 45. Colonel GRETTON
asked the Prime Minister when the office of chief economic adviser to His Majesty's Government was first instituted; and what are the duties attached to that office?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
The office was first instituted in 1919. The duties of the official in question are to advise the Government on national, international and Imperial economic questions, including particularly all economic questions connected with the League of Nations. He represents His Majesty's Government on the Economic Committee of the League, and on the Imperial Shipping Committee, and also at many international conferences.
§ Colonel GRETTON
Is it to be understood that this office is used chiefly for the business of the League of Nations?
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Did the chief economic adviser advise the Prime Minister about the Mines (Eight Hours) Bill?