HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 c804
56. Mr. J. H. HALL

(for Mr. MACLEAN.) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if any of the evidence given before the May Committee on National Expenditure was considered of a confidential nature; whether any objection to having the evidence published was minuted by the committee; and, if not, whether, in view of the continued refusal to print the evidence, facilities will be given to Members of Parliament who wish to read the minutes of evidence by having a copy placed in the Library?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The views of the committee in regard to the second part are sufficiently indicated by the fact that, like the Geddes Committee, they did not submit any minutes of evidence along with their report. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.