HC Deb 14 February 1946 vol 419 cc524-5
50. Dr. Stephen Taylor

asked the Lord President of the Council if the Government will establish a social research council on similar lines to the Medical Re search Council, in view of the difficulties under which social scientists have laboured in this country in the past.

Mr. H. Morrison

I understand that the committee under the chairmanship of Sir John Clapham which is, at the request of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer and myself, examining the adequacy of the existing provision for research into economic and social questions, has given considerable attention to this point, and 1 would prefer to wait and see any observations on it that may be made in their Report before reaching any conclusion.

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