HC Deb 04 December 1945 vol 416 c2100
65. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if it is intended to increase either the numbers, or the salaries, of Parliamentary Counsel; and to what extent.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Yes, Sir. Improved scales of salary will be announced shortly.

Sir J. Lucas

In view of the fact that the small number of Parliamentary Counsel constitutes a bottleneck in Parliamentary legislation, would it not be better to increase the number rather than the salaries?

Mr. Hall

We contemplate both. I said "Yes, Sir," to the Question, which covers both points.

Major Lloyd

Would not the most satisfactory solution be to decrease the legislation?