§ 10. Mr. Costain
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs what was the total establishment of the National Board for Prices and Incomes to the most convenient date; and how this compares with the same period for the previous year.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
On 1st February, 1968, Board members and staff numbered 206, compared with 125 a year ago.
§ Hon. Members: Oh.
§ Mr. Costain
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that the dissatisfaction just expressed on both sides of the House shows that his Department is not working? Should he not reduce rather than increase the number of his establishment?