HC Deb 14 November 1950 vol 480 c1552
40. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Report on the Public Libraries in Scotland will be published.

Miss Herbison

I understand that this Report will be submitted to my right hon. Friend next month, when he will arrange for its publication as a Command Paper.

Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

Is the hon. Lady aware that she told me in June that it would be published probably in the autumn?

Miss Herbison

The hon. and gallant Member is possibly aware that the remit was a very long remit. It has involved many meetings and the taking of much evidence, and also many visits to cities. Added to that was the difficulty that the chairman who was in charge of the committee has not been at all well. If his health had been better, we should have had it long ago.