§ Mr. Shepherd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements he is now making to obtain advice in view of the responsibilities which will fall upon his Department when the Iron and Steel Bill becomes law.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
In view of the responsibilities which will fall upon the Treasury when the Iron and Steel Bill is enacted, I am making arrangements now to provide myself with advice on how those responsibilities may best be discharged. In particular. I have asked Sir John Morison to be my main Adviser on these matters during the coming months. I am of course acting in the closest concert with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Supply. I must emphasise that this arrangement is purely temporary. In due course, when the Iron and Steel Bill becomes law, it is to the Agency that I shall look in the first place for advice on all these questions.