§ 48. Mr. HACKING
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of inquiries by means of commissions or committees which have been instituted by His Majesty's Government since the General Election; the number of reports which have been received; and the total cost up to date?
§ Mr. PETHICK - LAWRENCE
The appointment of 70 Commissions and Committees has been announced since the present Government took office. Fourteen of these are standing bodies. Of the remainder, 17 have reported. With regard to the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to my reply of the 4th November last to the hon. Member for Macclesfield (Mr. Remer).