HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 c1962
45. Mr. Lewis

asked the Prime Minister when he will be in a position to announce the composition of the Royal Commission to inquire into matters affecting mental deficiency

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Harry Crookshank)

I have been asked to reply. Consultations about the membership of the Commission are almost complete, but they involve a good deal of correspondence before the submission can be made. My right hon. Friend hopes to announce the membership by the end of next week.

Mr. Lewis

Can I assume from that answer that if I place a Question on the Order Paper this day week the Prime Minister will, in fact, give the information required?

Mr. Crookshank

Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put down his Question and see what happens.

Mr. G. M. Thomson

Has any decision been reached about the desirability of setting up a similar Royal Commission on this subject for Scotland?

Mr. Crookshank

That is quite another question.