HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 c523
8. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he has increased from 11 to 15 the maximum number of members of the Central Price Regulations Committee; and whether this change will involve any increased charge to public funds.

Mr. H. Wilson

We have thought it desirable in the conditions affecting supplies and prices of consumer goods which have followed devaluation to make room for the appointment of additional members so as to permit an extension of the range of experience and knowledge already available on the Committee. The only increased charge to public funds will be small amounts for reimbursement of travelling expenses, etc.