asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can announce a date on which he will issue invitations to representative people to serve on a committee to consider the problems of persons known as the small income groups.
Will my hon. Friend bear in mind, while he is making up his mind, that the problems of these people spread over a variety of Departments and decicisions will be needed from a variety of Departments; and will he, in view of the urgency of the matter, hurry up its consideration in order that we may have a satisfactory reply before the House adjourns for the Recess?
The matter is, of course, being carefully considered, but I do not fully share my hon. Friend's belief in the overall efficacy of the appointment of a committee.