HC Deb 06 July 1965 vol 715 cc200-1W
Q15. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that devaluation of sterling would not solve the present economic difficulties; if, in order to avoid it, he will take such further action as may be open to Her Majesty's Government to ensure that the price of goods for the export market is reduced by harder, longer and more efficient work, higher production and lower expenditure; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Yes, and I have said so forcibly on a number of occasions. As for exports the hon. Member will know that the Government have already introduced a wide range of measures designed to encourage them and are ready to consider any further means by which exports can be encouraged.