HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 cc904-5
62. Mr. LOUGH

asked the Prime Minister whether there is any organisation in connection with the House of Commons called a Commercial Committee; and, if so, how has it been formed, and whether a Mr. Louis Sinclair, formerly a Member of this House, acted as secretary of the organisation; and whether he thinks that it would be desirable that no such Committee should be formed without communicating with all Members, in order to ascertain those who may desire to join it and in some way regulating its constitution and proceedings so as to prevent abuses?


The Commercial Committee is one of the oldest and largest unofficial Committees of Members of the House, and is representative of all parties of the House. Any Member of Parliament can be a member of it, and is always welcome to attend its meetings. The late honorary secretary (Mr. L. Sinclair) has resigned owing to litigations, and is at present defending an action in the Law Courts.