HC Deb 22 July 1968 vol 769 cc4-5W
44. Mr. H. Boardman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will arrange for the enlargement of the National Board for Prices and Incomes to secure a more speedy examination of a wider range of retail prices.

Mr. Harold Walker

My hon. Friend will recall paragraph 65 of the White Paper on Productivity, Prices and Incomes Policy in 1968 and 1969 (Cmnd. 3590) which said that the Board would be further strengthened if necessary. The Board has, in fact, recently been strengthened. This will enable it to handle an increased workload. The numbers and types of references are kept under constant review.