Annual Report

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr David Jones Mr David Jones , Hartlepools, The 12:00 am, 7th July 1952

asked the Minister of Transport when the Annual Report of the British Transport Commission for 1951, which was promised about three weeks after the issue of the financial and statistical statement, will be made available to hon. Members.

Photo of Mr James Callaghan Mr James Callaghan , Cardiff South East

asked the Minister of Transport when he expects to publish the Report of the British Transport Commission for 1951.

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

The Report will be laid on Friday next, and will be available to hon. Members about mid-day.

Photo of Mr James Callaghan Mr James Callaghan , Cardiff South East

Will the Minister arrange to take the debate after we have had a reasonable chance of examining the Report?

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

As we have always made it plain that there would be a reasonable delay between the publication of the amending Bill and the Second Reading, the same naturally applies to the publication of the Report.