HC Deb 14 May 1952 vol 500 cc1430-1
44. Mr. R. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he has now received the report of Mr. Justice Upjohn with regard to the questions at issue between Lord Trefgarne and other directors of the Colonial Development Corporation; and whether he proposes to publish this report.

Mr. Lyttelton

Mr. Justice Upjohn's report has been submitted to the Lord Chancellor, and the Lord Chancellor and I are now considering the various problems which would arise if it were to be published.

Mr. Robinson

In view of the fact that the accusations were all made publicly, would not it be wise for the findings to have the same publicity?

Mr. Lyttelton

I shall endeavour to publish this report; but in the meanwhile I must look into the legal implications, because this was not a body set up under statute and there are, therefore, certain matters concerning the law of libel which will have to be investigated before I give any reply.