20. Mr. Graham White
asked the Minister of Labour whether he has now received the report of the Committee on the Use of Skilled Men in the Forces, presided over by Sir William Beveridge; and, if so, when it will be published?
Would it not be very helpful if we could have the Report before discussing the Bill arising out of the subject which is now being debated in the House?
§ Mr. Bevin
I am afraid that is impossible. There are questions connected with defence which will have to be properly considered by the Defence Committee before the Report is made public. Although the Report has been received by me, the matters raised Lave first to be considered by the Prime Minister, as Minister of Defence.