HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 cc293-4
30. Sir Arnold Wilson

asked the Home Secretary whether the proceedings of the Departmental Committee on Justices' clerks will be public; and whether he will undertake that the evidence shall be printed and placed on sale as soon as possible after it has been given?

Sir S. Hoare

The question whether the proceedings of this committee will be held in public is one for the decision of the committee itself, which has not yet held its first meeting. As regards the second part of the question, the present rule imposes upon the chairman of a departmental committee in the first instance the responsibility of deciding whether it is desirable that the evidence should be published and, if so, what form that publication should take.

Mr. Macquisten

Where do we get all these extraordinary chairmen, with these great powers put into their hands?