HC Deb 25 July 1963 vol 681 c1775
Q6. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Prime Minister if he will set up an inter-Departmental inquiry into means of improving co-ordination on matters of Government economic policy between the Scottish Office, the Board of Trade and his own office.

The Prime Minister

No. Sir.

Mr. Thomson

Does not the Prime Minister think that it is thoroughly undesirable that the practice should grow up of garbled statements on Government policies coming from his office which are different from what has been said at the same time by his own Departmental Ministers in confidential negotiations? In view of the muddle there is here, will the right hon. Gentleman set up an inquiry to make sure that his office is in line with his own Departments?

The Prime Minister

There is no inconsistency between my statement and what was going on.