HC Deb 25 February 1932 vol 262 c551

asked the Prime Minister when he hopes to receive a report from the Committee on Legislation and Judicial Powers of Departments which was set up in October, 1929?

The LORD PRESIDENT of the COUNCIL (Mr. Baldwin)

I understand that the Committee completed the hearing of evidence in November, 1930, and that it has since been actively engaged in the preparation of its report. This it has found to be an intricate and arduous task, and some delay was caused by the regretted illness of Lord Donoughmore, which involved his resignation of the chairmanship. He was succeeded in May last by Sir Leslie Scott. I am informed that the Committee's report has now reached its final stages but it is not yet possible to say when it will be submitted to the Lord Chancellor.


In view of the great importance of this report, will the right hon. Gentleman do his best to speed it up?


Indeed, yes. It will comprise a very great amount of printing, for it is a long and detailed report, but I will do all I can to expedite it.