§ 45. Mr. Hooson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will advise the appointment of a Royal Commission to report on the increase in the Civil Service, the nationalised industries, and public administration generally with a view to achieving satisfactory economies and preventing the growth of bureaucracy.
§ Mr. Callaghan
The Civil Service is undergoing a very thorough examination by a Committee under Lord Fulton. There has recently been a report on local government staffing from a Committee under Sir George Mallaby; and there is also a Royal Commission on Local Government Reorganisation under Sir John Maud. The nationalised industries are responsible for their own staffing policies. I can see no reason for suggesting a further Royal Commission.