HC Deb 19 December 1935 vol 307 cc1934-5
48. Mr. EDE

asked the Prime Minister the reasons which have led to recent alterations in the personnel of the Royal Commission on Local Government on the Tyneside; and when he expects to be in possession of the Commission's report?


Unfortunately the right hon. Sir Sidney Rowlatt, who was chairman of this commission, has found it necessary to resign his appointment for private reasons. It was thought that the work of the commission would be facilitated by recommending to His Majesty that its members should, in the reconstitution consequent upon the chairman's resignation, be increased to five. I regret that I cannot at the present stage give any indication of the date on which the commission will be in a position to submit a report.


Will the three new members appointed on the commission visit the area, as the three original ones did, before they proceed with their investigations?


That point will be considered.