HC Deb 09 August 1966 vol 733 cc304-5W
62 and 63. Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1) how he intends to strengthen the provisions of the prices and incomes policy and redefine the rôle of the National Board for Prices and Incomes;

(2) what authority he proposes to ensure that the six months wage and salary freeze will be enforced.

Mr. Albu

The hon. Member will have seen the White Paper on Prices and Incomes Standstill (Cmnd. 3073). The Government have emphasised the great and continuing importance they attach to voluntary co-operation in implementing the standstill. Further statutory powers are now provided for in the Prices and Incomes Bill.

The rôle of the National Board for Prices and Incomes in the special circumstances of the Standstill is described in Section V of Command 3073.