§ 28. Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Health when the Annual Report of his Department for 1939–40 will be issued?
§ Mr. E. Brown
In view of the work involved, the pressure under which the staffs of the Ministry and of local authorities are working, the shortage of paper, and other difficulties, I regret that it will not be practicable to continue the publication of Annual Reports during the war. Following the practice adopted in the war of 1914–18, material is, so far as circumstances permit, being collected for publication in a composite Report after the end of the war. If there is any particular subject on which my hon. Friend desires information, which would normally be given in the Report, I will do my best to supply it.
§ Mr. Davies
Is it not possible for the right hon. Gentleman, without any difficulty, to give us a summary? This is a highly important matter.