HC Deb 29 November 1973 vol 865 cc584-5
Q8. Mr. Ewing

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the future of the Central Policy Review body.

The Prime Minister

The Central Policy Review Staff will continue to carry out the functions outlined for it in Cmnd 4506, "The Reorganisation of Central Government".

Mr. Ewing

If the Central Policy Review body, because of the advice it is giving the Prime Minister and his right hon. and hon. Friends, is responsible for the economic state of the country, ought it not to go? If that organisation is not responsible and, therefore, the Government are responsible, is not the Prime Minister guilty of the grossest incompetence we have ever seen from a Prime Minister, and ought he not to go?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.