HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 cc348-9
54. Mr. Mander

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the administrative measures contemplated by the Government to implement their employment policy as explained in Cmd. 6527 include the establishment forthwith on a permanent basis of a central staff qualified to measure and analyse economic trends and submit appreciations of them to the Ministers concerned as described in paragraph 81.

Sir J. Anderson

This central staff forms part of the machinery which the Government are planning to maintain on a permanent basis after the war to assist in carrying out the policy outlined in the White Paper on Employment Policy. This will involve developing and integrating staffs which are available at the present time, partly temporary and partly permanent; and action to that end will be taken at the appropriate moment.

Mr. Mander

Will the staff be working under the Chancellor of the Exchequer?

Sir J. Anderson

I should like notice of that Question.