HC Deb 24 April 1958 vol 586 c1154
28. Mr. Cronin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give one approximate figure indicating the average number of applications considered by the Capital Issues Committee for each hour it sat in 1957.

Mr. Maudling

No Sir; the figure would be meaningless.

Mr. Cronin

Will the right hon. Gentleman at least agree that he is dealing with more complications than he can effectively deal with? Why do the Government who are so vigorously opposed to controls generally insist upon this most unproductive and unpredictable control?

Mr. Maudling

I would not agree with that assumption about the Capital Issues Committee.