§ 46. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Prime Minister what consideration the Government have given to setting up a Consumers' Welfare Ministry.
§ The Prime Minister
It is certainly one of the duties of the Government to promote the welfare of consumers—[Interruption]—I am on the side of the consumers—but I do not think that it is necessary or desirable to set up a special Ministry for this purpose.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
Is my right hon. Friend aware that what consumers really require protection from are the nationalised industries? Can my right hon. Friend name one single nationalised industry which has not given either increased costs or bad service, or both, to the consumers?