§ Captain Kerby
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases were heard by the Capital Issues Committee during 1956; and what was the average time that it devoted to each hearing.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
During 1956 the Committee considered 4,340 applications. It is not possible to give the average time devoted to each because the members of the Committee individually consider copies of the applications and related papers and meet only to decide their recommendations.