HC Deb 23 April 1964 vol 693 cc1498-9
Q1. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Barnet on Saturday, 14th March, on economic matters represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister (Sir Alec Douglas-Home)

My right hon. Friend made no speech on economic matters on Saturday, 14th March.

Mr. Wyatt

Evidently The Times thought that he had because it published a report on it. I am very sorry that the Prime Minister has been misinformed about the speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, because is he aware that in that speech the Chancellor of the Exchequer said: We let other countries chase ahead of us and we do not face up to the iron hard competition of the modern world of industry and commerce. As the right hon. Gentleman's party has been in power for 12½ years, would he care to explain whose fault that is?

The Prime Minister

It is the hon. Member's fault for not reading the date right on The Times.