HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 cc1387-8W
Mr. Purbrick

asked the Prime Minister whether the Economic Advisory Council now fulfils any useful purpose, and what is its total cost per annum?

The Prime Minister

The Economic Advisory Council has submitted a number of valuable reports on economic and various scientific subjects, but it is my intention shortly to review its functions. The cost of the Council, including salaries, wages and miscellaneous items, amounted last year to the sum of £4,865.