§ 38. Mr. MANDER
asked the Prime Minister what progress has been made with reference to the appointment of an economic general staff?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
His Majesty's Government have decided to set up at once an Economic Advisory Council under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. A White Paper setting out the scope and functions of this body, which will absorb the existing Committee of Civil Research, will shortly be presented. I hope to secure for the Council the whole-time services of at least two experienced economists.
§ Mr. KIRKWOOD
Is it true that the Prime Minister is going to co-opt the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Carnarvon Boroughs (Mr. Lloyd George) and the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Epping (Mr. Churchill) on to this Council?.
§ Captain CROOKSHANK
Will these two advisers rank as civil servants, or will they give voluntary service?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Perhaps the hon. and gallant Gentleman will be good enough to wait for the White Paper, and then any further information which he would like to have I shall be very glad to supply.
§ Major NATHAN
Will it not be better, instead of a White Paper, to present these particulars in a Yellow Book?