HC Deb 17 June 1941 vol 372 cc478-9
47. Mr. Henry Strauss

asked the Prime Minister whether, without detriment to the public interest, he can arrange for the immediate publication of the Interim Report of the Honourable Mr. Justice Uthwatt's Committee, even if it is not yet possible to announce the Government's policy thereon?

Mr. Attlee

As has been stated, the Report is under consideration, and the Government hope to be in a position before very long to announce their attitude towards the recommendations made in the Report. In the circumstances I think it unnecessary that the Report should be published in advance of that statement.

Mr. Strauss

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a Parliamentary Answer on 14th May indicated that the Report was likely to be in the hands of Members by the end of May?

Mr. Attlee

It looks as though that answer was optimistic.