HC Deb 09 February 1956 vol 548 cc1786-7
13. Lieut-Colonel Lipton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will issue a White Paper setting out the policy of Her Majesty's Government in relation to prices, profits and wages

Sir E. Boyle

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave to the hon. Member for Oldbury and Halesowen (Mr. Moyle) on 24th January.

Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

That did not answer anything. Is it not a fact that the previous Chancellor of the Exchequer intended to publish a White Paper on this subject last year? Why has that intention been scrapped by his successor, the present Chancellor, and when are we to be told something about the Government's intention, if they have any at all?

Sir E. Boyle

I cannot add to my original Answer.

Mr. Jay

Is the present Chancellor's refusal to publish the White Paper prepared by the previous Chancellor due to the fact that he disagrees with the previous Chancellor's policy or are we to have it published in the Economic Survey?

Sir E. Boyle

The right hon. Gentleman is quite misinformed if he thinks there is any dissension between successive Chancellors of the Exchequer.