HC Deb 22 June 1959 vol 607 cc850-1
36. Mr. Mason

asked the Paymaster-General if he will consider setting up a national fuel advisory board under his chairmanship to co-ordinate the fuel-producing industries of the country which would include representatives of coal, gas, electricity, nuclear energy and the oil industry.

Mr. Maudling

No, Sir.

Mr. Mason

Does not the right hon. Gentleman realise that my Question proposes the setting up of a committee in an advisory capacity so that the fuel and power industries of the country can jointly work out a policy on the advice of that committee in the best interests of the nation, instead of pulling their own separate ways, which is in the worst interests of the nation? Will he not do something of a similar nature?

Mr. Maudling

I do not think that the setting up of an advisory board of this kind would add anything whatever to the very full advice which my noble Friend already receives.

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