HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 cc798-9
30. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Supply if he will publish the records of conversations which took place between himself and members of the Steel Federation relating to appointments to the Steel Corporation.

Mr. G. R. Strauss

The record of the meeting I had with representatives of the Federation on 18th July has already been published. The only other discussion I have had with the Federation representatives about appointments to the Corporation was on 3rd July last, when I invited them to co-operate in establishing the Corporation and to submit to me a list of names of people in the industry whom the Federation considered suitable to serve on the Corporation. The Federation's reply to this invitation was deferred until the meeting on 18th July.

Mr. Hamilton

Would the Minister consider publishing that information as well, because we on this side of the House are interested in reading and discussing this attempt at sabotage of the will of the people by a small clique?

Mr. Speaker

That was not a supplementary question.