HC Deb 30 March 1943 vol 388 cc29-30
46. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now say whether he will be able to make the Report issued by the United States Government on Organisation for Post-war Planning available for honourable Members; and has he considered the need to take action in regard to national post-war planning for this country?

The Prime Minister

Copies of the Report of the National Resources Development Board for 1942 have now been placed in the Library, and copies of the 1943 Report will be made available as soon as they have been received. As regards the last part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him on 2nd February, by my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister.

51. Mr. Moelwyn Hughes

asked the Prime Minister, whether His Majesty's Government have formulated their policy upon the recommendations of the Uthwatt Committee; and when the House may expect to be apprised of it?

The Prime Minister

The Government have already announced their decisions on some of the recommendations but have not yet completed their examination of others.

Mr. Hughes

Would the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the matters touched upon in this Report will receive high priority among those matters which necessarily require preliminary legislative preparation?

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir, the Government have already announced their decisions on a central planning authority, control over interim development and the compulsory acquisition of land. No time will be lost.