§ Q11. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the existence of impoverishment among a substantial section of the community due to low wages and other causes, he will recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the causes of impoverishment and to recommend remedial proposals.
§ The Prime Minister
No. We already have a great deal of information about this subject and will have more when the analysis of the Ministry of Social Security's recent survey of Family Circumstances is completed. As to remedies my right hon. Friend will know of the many important measures already enacted by the House and others are in prospect. I do not think that a Royal Commission would be likely to help.