HC Deb 11 April 1967 vol 744 c964
Q3. Mr. Marten

asked the Prime Minister what proposals he has for coordinating and improving Ministerial responsibility for the production of the next edition of the National Plan.

The Prime Minister

None, Sir. I am satisfied that the existing arrangements are adequate.

Mr. Marten

Does the Prime Minister agree that the growth rate in the National Plan was economic nonsense and is now dead? If we are to have another growth rate forecast in the National Plan, does he agree that there should be much more flexibility about it?

The Prime Minister

I do not accept the statement in the opening part of the hon. Gentleman's question. On the second part of the question, I refer him to the Answer I gave last week, when I said that the House may hear something from my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer this afternoon.