§ 58. Mr. GODFREY LOCKER-LAMPSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the different women's organisations throughout the country will be allowed to choose their representatives to sit on the Royal Commission on Income Tax?
§ Mr. G. LOCKER-LAMPSON
Why has there been so much delay in the appointment of this Royal Commission?
It takes some time to set up a Commission of this kind and to inquire of the various gentlemen whom you wish to serve upon it. You cannot always be certain that you will get a favourable reply. Then you have to make a fresh choice and a fresh invitation. Necessarily a good deal of time is involved. But the Commission is complete now except in one respect, in regard to which I am in consultation with one of my colleagues, and I hope to be able to announce it very shortly.
§ Mr. MACMASTER
Will my right hon. Friend see that in the constitution of that Commission due representation is given to married women?
§ Mr. WATERSON
Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration the representation of nearly 5,000,000 people who are consumers in this country in the co-operative societies?