HC Deb 12 December 1944 vol 406 c1035
40. Mr. J. J. Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now able to publish, or, alternatively, issue to Scottish Members a copy of the Report of the Scottish Coal Fields Committee.

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. T. Johnston)

The printing of this report, I am now happy to say, is approaching completion and copies, I am informed, will be in the Vote Office next week.

Mr. Davidson

In view of certain rumours with regard to what I may call that more serious aspect of this Report, will my right hon. Friend consider issuing at the same time a statement as to what steps the Department has taken in the meantime?

Mr. Johnston

The Report is published in the first instance for the information of Parliament, and it is thereafter for the Government or Parliament to take whatever steps they think proper.

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