HC Deb 23 July 1970 vol 804 cc756-7
Q9. Mr. John D. Grant

asked the Prime Minister which Minister is responsible for wages and prices policy.

The Prime Minister

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity has general responsibility in consultation with the other Ministers concerned.

Mr. Grant

Since, as far as I could hear, the Prime Minister appears to suggest that he has actually got a policy in relation to these matters, may I ask whether he is aware that his views are causing great concern to employees in the public sector who feel that on wages they will be unfairly discriminated against whereas on prices he has yet to take any steps at all towards proving that he will not rat on his election promises?

The Prime Minister

There is no justification for the view expressed by the hon. Gentleman.