HC Deb 21 November 1939 vol 353 cc1011-2
46. Sir P. Harris

asked the PrimeMinister whether, as the report of the Royal Commission on the Location of Industry is already set up in galley proof, he will now ask for its publication, seeing the small additional cost of labour in volved and the urgency of the problems it deals with?

The Prime Minister

The report in its final form has not yet been signed by all the members. I understand that I may expect to receive it early next month. I will consider then how soon it can be published.

Sir P. Harris

Are we to understand that there is no special reason why it should be held up, that it is purely a matter of signatures being obtained to the report and the Government having a chance to see it, and that there is no desire to withhold it?

The Prime Minister

That is so. The delay has been occasioned by the fact that members of the Commission are dispersed and that some corrections had to be made.