HC Deb 12 December 1967 vol 756 cc207-8
Q8. Mr. Blaker

asked the Prime Minister whether he is satisfied with the coordination between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs with regard to the preparation of the revised National Plan; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Blaker

Does that mean that there is to be another National Plan? Can the Prime Minister tell us when it will be published?

The Prime Minister

The hon. Gentleman may be aware that we are dis- cussing this question at the moment with the National Economic Development Council. We are now beginning work on this in the light of the new situation following devaluation. The first work will obviously have to be on the foreign balance, on exports and on import saving. From that, we hope to be able to move forward to the wider work for national planning. I cannot at this stage indicate to the hon. Gentleman when it is likely to be published.