HC Deb 06 February 1964 vol 688 cc1331-2
Q1. Mr. Wyatt

asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 26th January in London about economic problems represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister (Sir Alec Douglas-Home)

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Wyatt

Does not the Prime Minister remember that on 7th January in his constituency he said this: There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible. As the economic problems are incomprehensible to him, how does he know whether what the Chancellor of the Exchequer said on economic problems represents Government policy? How can he square his claim to give straight talking to the public with his criticisms of the economic proposals of my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition when he admittedly does not understand the issues involved?

The Prime Minister

The original speech was made after dinner, if I remember rightly. I have read my right hon. Friend's speech, and I agree with it from end to end.