HC Deb 11 March 1958 vol 584 cc28-9W
48. Mr. C. Pannell

asked the Prime Minister to what extent he accepts responsibility as head of the Government for the implications contained in the Cohen Report; and what principles guide him in accepting or transferring Parliamentary Questions on these matters.

The Prime Minister

The Council on Productivity, Prices and Incomes is an independent body, and the Government are not responsible for the views it expresses. As regards the second part of the Question, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer answers Questions on the general economic policy of the Government. Most Questions arising from the Council's Report should therefore be addressed to him. There are, however, some matters for which other Ministers are responsible, for example, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour.