HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 c2326
12. Mr. H. Hynd

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, in view of the analysis of the economic implication of full employment, as contained in Command Paper No. 9725, what proposals the Government have for dealing with this problem.

Sir E. Boyle

I have nothing to add to the reply I gave yesterday to a Question by the hon. Member for West Ham, North (Mr. Lewis).

Mr. Hynd

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that a diagnosis is not a cure? Whilst this White Paper describes the difficulties, it does nothing to indicate how they can be solved.

Sir E. Boyle

I think the hon. Gentleman is not quite fair. I suggest that he look at the section on market conditions and price stability. But we shall have a great further opportunity of discussing this matter during the Budget debates.

Mr. Bottomley

May I ask the Economic Secretary if he is making a statement on behalf of the Government accepting responsibility for full employment, and disowning his right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour, who says that it is a matter for the employers?

Sir E. Boyle

I have nothing to add to my previous supplementary answer, which was, I think, perfectly fair and perfectly clear.