HC Deb 10 June 1941 vol 372 cc44-5W
Mr. De la Bère

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, following on the scheme which the Government is encouraging at the present time whereby the amount of money that the public have for spending is reduced at a time when there is less to be bought, he will confer with the Minister without Portfolio with a view to formulating a scheme so that in times of peace some plan will be available to ensure finance conforming to the potentialities of plenty?

Sir K. Wood

My hon. Friend may be assured that financial questions will be appropriately considered in connection with plans for the period after the war.

Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Minister without Portfolio to state the different Departments whose activities will be involved in the coming comprehensive survey of existing social service schemes, which is to be regarded as an essential preliminary to legislation, as part of post war planning?

Mr. Greenwood

As announced by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health on 22nd May, I have arranged with all the: Departments concerned for a comprehensive survey of existing schemes of social insurance and allied services which will be considered in due course by the Committee on Reconstruction Problems of which I am chairman. Sir William Beveridge has accepted my invitation to become chairman of an Interdepartmental Committee which will conduct the survey, taking into account representations received from responsible organisations and persons concerned with the problems involved.