HC Deb 18 November 1930 vol 245 c239
41. Mr. REMER

asked the President of the Board of Trade the cost to the Exchequer of the 12 statutory committees which have been sitting during the lifetime of the present Government; and if it is intended that any of these statutory committees will be dispensed with?


The total cost to the Exchequer, up to date, of the statutory committees to which the hon. Member refers has been since their inception approximately £40,000. The proportion of this cost which is attributable to committees set up by the present Government is £ As regards the last part of the question, two of these committees which were set up under the Dyestuffs (Import Regulation) Act, 1920, will lapse in January next in the absence of special provision for their continuance.


Is it likely that any of these committees will ever be in a position to issue a report or come to any decision?