39. Mr. Graham White
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings when the Final Report of Mr. Justice Uthwatt's Committee on Post-War Reconstruction was received; and why it has not been published?
§ 40. Mr. Stokes
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether he will state the reasons for the delay in the publication of the Final Report of the Uthwatt Committee, having regard to the fact that the interim Report was completed early in 1941, though only published in July, 1941?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings (Mr. Hicks)
My Noble Friend has not received any further Report from the Committee since the Interim Report which was presented to Parliament last July.
§ Mr. Stokes
May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether he would consider making contact with some other representative of the Government and arranging that the learned counsel who is mainly engaged on the production of this Report is relieved from other work, so that he can devote his time to it, and get the Report out at an early date?
§ Mr. Stokes
But will the hon. Gentleman consider the suggestion that the reason it has not been received is that not sufficient time has been given to it?
When will it be possible to introduce the legislation which is foreshadowed, and when will it be considered by the Government?