The recommendations in the Report of the Scott Committee relate to a wide range of important matters and concern a number of Departments. Close study of the recommendations and their implications is necessary before the action to be taken can be determined, and this is being undertaken.
As this is a matter which is of very great importance to the country, will the hon. Gentleman see that the close study he referred to is carried out as expeditiously as possible?
There will be no unnecessary delay, but if my hon. Friend studies the report he will realise the great number of Departments that are concerned—the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, the Board of Education, the Home Office, the Ministry of War Transport, the Ministry of Fuel and Power, the Board of Trade, the Ministry of Labour and the Service Departments.