HC Deb 26 March 1930 vol 237 cc424-5

asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of the Government to print for the convenience of Members of Parliament the evidence given before the Channel Tunnel Committee in somewhat the same way as was done in the case of Lord Lansdowne's Committee on the Channel Tunnel scheme in 1883?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

The two inquiries referred to in the question were quite different in character. The one of which Lord Lansdowne was Chairman was a Joint Select Committee of both Houses of Parliament, but that which has just reported was a Committee of the Economic Advisory Council. The proceedings of the latter were confidential, and the evidence received by it was submitted on the express understanding that it would not be made public. It will therefore not be published.


Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the desirability of urging upon Lord Rothermere the advisability of investing some of his surplus wealth in this undertaking?