§ MR. NIELD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, having regard to the fact that the business carried on by the National Physical Laboratory has developed in directions expressly excluded by the Report of the Treasury Committee of 1898, the Treasury will amend the terms of reference to the Committee recently appointed by deleting the instructions to the Committee to report on what lines any further development of its, the laboratory's, business should proceed, and substitute an instruction to report on what lines any restriction or development of its business should proceed; and, if not, what grounds the Treasury has for limiting the instruction to the Committee to reporting only in the sense of further development.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
I think the hon. Member will find that the terms of reference allow the Committee full scope to consider the point suggested in his Question. He has only quoted the concluding words.