HC Deb 28 April 1971 vol 816 c138W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why he will not cease the present practice whereby his Department keep under constant review the prices and charges for which he has responsibility and initiate a system of monthly reviews of such prices and charges to enable him to show from month to month to what extent since June, 1970 the Government's policy of reducing prices and costs is operating so far as it affects his departmental responsibilities; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Because I judge the present practice to be more efficient.