Oral Answers to Questions — Finance and Industry (Committee's Report).

– in the House of Commons on 14th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr Ralph Morley Mr Ralph Morley , Southampton

38.

asked the Prime Minister if and when he will allow Parliamentary time, at an early date, for a discussion on the report of the Macmillan Committee?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

This report which has taken many months to prepare merits careful and deliberate study. In any event, having regard to the programme of business announced to the House a few days ago, opportunity for discussion before the Adjournment could not be afforded.

Photo of Mr Fenner Brockway Mr Fenner Brockway , Leyton East

Can the right hon. Gentleman give the House any indication of when the Government will be in a, position to make any recommendations arising out of this report?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

The Government will give hon. Members a reasonable chance of studying it.

Mr. MACLEAN:

Will the Government publish the minutes of evidence given to the Commission where that evidence was not of a private and confidential character?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

No, that cannot possibly be done.