§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Prime Minister if an agreement between the U.S.A. and Great Britain has now been made to maintain the Combined Production and Raw Materials Board after the war; and what provision can be made to safeguard 1478W the interests of British affairs in view of the fact that U.S.A. productive capacity has been multiplied during the war.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
I have been asked to reply. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the full text of the announcement made on 19th January, according to which it has been decided to maintain these Combined Boards after the collapse of resistance in Germany and for the duration of the Japanese war. As regards the second part of the Question, I do not accept the implication that the existence of the Boards is in any way prejudicial to British interests.