HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 c1298
40. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what activities the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire is at present engaged upon.

Major Lloyd-George

It is for the Council, within its terms of reference, to determine its programme of work. I understand that its main subjects of inquiry at present include Government administration in Wales, the Welsh National Service man, the Welsh ports, Welsh agriculture, and the Welsh tourist industry.

Mr. Hughes

Is it not the case that the Council is now considering the advisability, or the necessity, of setting up a Royal Commission to inquire into questions of Welsh administrative and legislative devolution? Can the Home Secretary say when it is likely to make its report on that matter?

Major Lloyd-George

I could not tell the hon. Gentleman when the Council is likely to make its report, but, as I said in my Answer, it is at present, and has been for some time, looking at the question of administration in Wales.

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