HC Deb 14 November 1957 vol 577 c1265

9.47 p.m.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Lord Privy Seal (Mr. R. A. Butler)

I beg to move, That this House do now adjourn.

I should like with your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, to make a short statement.

Now that both Houses of Parliament have passed the necessary Resolutions for the setting up of a tribunal under the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act, 1921, I have appointed the Tribunal, and I am informing the House of its composition at the earliest opportunity.

The House will be glad to know that Lord Justice Parker has consented to act as Chairman, and that Mr. Edward Milner Holland, Q.C., and Mr. Geoffrey Veale, Q.C., have consented to serve as members of the Tribunal.

Any communications on the subject of the inquiry which is being undertaken should be addressed to the Secretary to the Tribunal at the Royal Courts of Justice.

9.48 p.m.

Mr. Frederick Willey (Sunderland, North)

I rise only to thank the right hon. Gentleman for taking this early opportunity of informing the House of the action that the Government have rightly taken.

Mr. Butler

I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.