HC Deb 17 April 1951 vol 486 c1634
11. Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to receive the Report of the Catto Committee on the financial relations between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.

Miss Herbison

I am not yet able to say when the Report will be ready.

Mr. Stewart

While we all wish this Committee to do its job properly, is it not taking an inordinately long time to produce the facts to justify a possible further inquiry?

Miss Herbison

The Committee was appointed in July, 1950. It has met seven times since. A certain number of that Committee have spent a considerable time taking evidence. I am sure the hon. Gentleman realises that this is not something that can be decided in a day, and that a great deal of evidence has to be taken.