§ 26. Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what recent consultations he has had with the chairman of the National Board for Prices and Incomes on the Government's economic policy; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
My right hon. Friend meets the Chairman of the Board from time to time to discuss matters connected with the productivity, prices and incomes policy and has met him recently for this purpose. These discussions are confidential.
§ Mr. Morris
What consultations were there with Mr. Jones before his speech to the American Chamber of Commerce? Will my right hon. Friend try to persuade Mr. Jones to make less gloomy prognostications and to speak at least sometimes of the achievements of British industry, managers and workers alike?
§ Mr. David Steel
Have either the Government or the Board sorted out what is their policy towards increases in council house rents?
§ Mr. Higgins
As the Schedule which sets out the criteria which Mr. Jones has to take into account has been rendered completely obsolete by the Government's devaluation and the events leading up to it, has this question been discussed with Mr. Jones, and do the Government intend to amend the Schedule to the Act?