§ Mr. Murray
asked the Minister of Transport if she has received the views of the National Board for Prices and Incomes on the Road Haulage Association's statement of 8th June 1966; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Castle
Yes. I received the Board's memorandum on 17th June. It confirms the opinion the First Secretary and I had formed that the Road Haulage Association's statement of 8th June was inconsistent in important respects with the Board's earlier reports.
The Road Haulage Association's statement called for immediate negotiations for increased road haulage charges. I am, therefore, grateful for the expedition with which the Board dealt with this matter.
The Board's memorandum, together with my statement on it, was issued on 17th June, and copies have been placed in the library of the House.