HC Deb 30 May 1927 vol 207 cc18-9
37. Colonel GRETTON

asked the Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, as representing the Lord President of the Council, who are the members of the Committee of Civil Research who are inquiring into the conditions of the iron and steel industry; and when it is expected that they will be able to make a Report?

Major Sir GEORGE HENNESSY (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)

The Committee of Civil Research had under consideration and concluded its inquiry into the position of the iron and steel industry in 1925. The findings of the Committee were announced by the Prime Minister in a reply to the hon. Members for Cardiff South (Captain Evans) and Macclesfield (Mr. Remer), on 21st December, 1925. [OFFICIAL REPORT, 1924–25; cols. 1945–1946, Vol. 189.]

As regards the membership of the Committee, I would refer the hon. Member to the Prime Minister's reply to the hon. Member for Penrith and Cocker-mouth (Mr. Dixey) on 6th July, 1925. [OFFICIAL REPORT, 1924–25; col. 26, Vol. 186.]


Are we to understand from that reply that there has been no further inquiry, and that the matter has come to an end as regards the Civil Research Committee?


There has been no further inquiry.


Is it possible, in addition to this inquiry, to have an inquiry into the price of beer?