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Parliamentary Counsel

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 12 April 1945

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if it is intended to increase either the numbers, or the salaries, of Parliamentary Counsel; and to what extent.

In view of the fact that the small number of Parliamentary Counsel constitutes a bottleneck in Parliamentary legislation, would it not be better to increase the number rather than the salaries?

We contemplate both. I said "Yes, Sir," to the Question, which covers both points.

Would not the most satisfactory solution be to decrease the legislation?