HC Deb 10 June 1947 vol 438 c82W
45. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Prime Minister if he will form a Ministry of Economic Planning in order that industry can be mobilised to obtain the best results, to prepare economic development, to allocate all resources in the national interests, and to plan and organise to secure a higher standard of living for the people.

The Prime Minister

No. The tasks of economic co-ordination which my hon. Friend has in mind have been entrusted to the inter-departmental planning staff under the supervision of the Chief Planning Officer, of which I gave particulars on 27th March; and it is unnecessary to set up a Ministry for this purpose.