HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 cc824-5W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the number and names of the economists working with Lord Stamp, and to give an outline of their duties?

Sir K. Wood

This staff consists of 16 persons of whom two are civil servants, the remainder being economists and statisticians temporarily employed in the public service. As explained by my right hon. Friend, the Lord Privy Seal, in his statement on 4th June, this staff is not only available to assist Lord Stamp's Survey but also is at the disposal of the five Ministerial Committees dealing with economic subjects and of the Co-ordinating Committee presided over by my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council; as regards the last part of the Question, I would invite the attention of the hon. Member to the particulars given in the last paragraph of the statement referred to above.