HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 cc79-80W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister for the Civil Service why he will not cease the present practice whereby his Department keeps 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.

Mr. David Howell

A system of monthly reviews would not be worthwhile and would be too costly.