HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 cc1753-4
47. Mr. David Adams

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now state when the Royal Commission on the Geographic Distribution of Population will present its report; and whether it is proposed to issue an interim report?

Sir J. Simon

I am afraid I cannot add anything to the replies which the Prime Minister gave on 1st November to the hon. Members for Llanelly (Mr. J. Griffiths) and Chester-le-Street (Mr. Lawson).

Mr. Adams

In view of the protracted nature of the studies of this Royal Commission, is it not intended, in the general interest, to issue an interim report?

Sir J. Simon

If the hon. Gentleman will refer to the answers given by the Prime Minister, he will see that those answers dealt with this very question.