HC Deb 09 December 1952 vol 509 c239
47. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Prime Minister if he will set up a committee on the lines of that set up in October, 1929, to inquire into the powers of Ministers and to make recommendations which will secure more freedom for the individual from bureaucratic control.

The Prime Minister

I should prefer to await the report of the Select Committee which is to be appointed to consider the control exercised by the House over delegated legislation before considering whether any wider inquiry is either necessary or desirable.

Sir W. Smithers

While I realise the appalling difficulties of cleaning up the mess left by the Socialists, may I ask my right hon. Friend to implement his slogan, "Set the people free," as quickly as he possibly can?