Oral Answers to Questions — Post-War Planning.

– in the House of Commons on 10th February 1942.

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Photo of Major Hon. Sir Edward Cadogan Major Hon. Sir Edward Cadogan , Bolton

asked the Minister without Portfolio whether he will give an undertaking that, in the appointment of any Royal Commission or Departmental committees concerned with post-war planning, local authorities shall have adequate representation thereon?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Wakefield

I agree that any Departmental Committee considering post-war problems which affect the interests of local authorities should be fully apprised of the views of such authorities, either by direct representation or otherwise, and I should be prepared to recommend a similar course in the case of a Royal Commission on such problems.