§ MR. SWIFT MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)
I wish to ask the Prime Minister whether the proceedings of the Commission will be open to the public and the Press.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
My impression is that the work will largely consist of the examination of affidavits, which is not in the nature of the case a public 973 proceeding in the sense that the examination of witnesses in a Court of law is. Further, I understand it will rest with the Commissioners themselves to decide whether their proceedings shall be public.