§ 49. Mr. T. GRIFFITHS
asked the Prime Minister whether, in order that the labour shown in the report of the Proceedings of the Select Committee on Procedure may not be fruitless, he proposes to take steps to have the inquiry-completed?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The evidence taken before the Select Committee on Procedure has only just been published, and it would be as well to allow time for its perusal before considering whether another committee should be set up to complete the inquiry.
§ Mr. GRIFFITHS
Is the Prime Minister aware that this matter has already been considered by two committees on one of which I sat myself; that he gave evidence before a committee on this subject; that a committee has 1085 already decided in favour of an alteration, and does he not think that something definite should be done? The Prime Minister is altering the procedure—
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether before closing the business of this committee he will consider the question of the responsibility and the freedom allowed to private Members of this House under certain new conditions?