Honours System and Ministerial Patronage

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th March 1970.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 24th March 1970

Will my right hon. Friend consider the possibility of producing statistics comparing the situation in 1964 with the present situation, which is causing some disturbance in all parts of the House? Will he consider the advisability of having a public register giving the names of people who are benefiting from this patronage and also giving the salaries, so that the public might judge the situation?