28. Mr. Manninģham-Buller
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning when the Report made by Mr. A. H. S. Waters, V.C., on the scope and efficiency of the measures at present employed in the ironstone industry in Northampton- 1964 shire and adjoining counties for the restoration of land damaged by quarrying operations will be published.
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
I expect to receive the report referred to at an early date. The report will be confidential and will not be published, but when I have had an opportunity to study it and to consult with my colleagues, I shall hope to make a statement in the matter.
§ Mr. Tom Brown
Is the Minister aware of the promise which he gave to the House on 24th June, 1943, that this matter was receiving very urgent attention and that he did not need any prodding from the House? Will he reinforce that by presenting this report at the earliest possible moment?
§ Mr. Morrison
This gentleman is making a confidential report to me and I think the report will be franker and more useful if it is not trammelled by the necessity of framing it in such terms as publication would make desirable, I can, however, reinforce the assurance that I gave.