Oral Answers to Questions — Wages and Prices.

– in the House of Commons on 4th June 1942.

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Photo of Wing Commander Archibald James Wing Commander Archibald James , Wellingborough

asked the Prime Minister whether he is now in a position to define the Government's wages and salaries policy; and which Minister is responsible for it?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

The policy of the Government with regard to wage levels and prices remains as stated in the White Paper of July, 1941. Many Departments of State are concerned.

Photo of Wing Commander Archibald James Wing Commander Archibald James , Wellingborough

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when we shall see any evidence of its application?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

If the hon. and gallant Gentleman wants evidence, he had better look around for it.

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

Does not the White Paper represent the complete abnegation of the Government in the matter of a wages policy since it washes its hands of responsibility and leaves wages to be settled within each industry?