HC Deb 22 July 1941 vol 373 cc788-9
45. Major Lloyd

asked the Prime Minister when the Government expect to be in a position to announce a policy of wage stabilisation; and to which Minister Questions concerning wage rate should be put?

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Attlee)

A statement by the Government on price stabilisation and industrial policy is being issued to-day in the form of a White Paper which will be available in the Vote Office at the end of Questions. As regards the second part of the Question, such Questions should in general, be addressed to the Minister of Labour.

Major Lloyd

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his reply, may I ask whether he is aware that The Minister of Labour definitely stated that he has no responsibility for wages rates and whether it is of much use asking the Minister of Labour questions about wage rates when he carries no responsibility?