§ 45. Mr. Donnelly
asked the Prime Minister if he is now in a position to make a statement regarding the report he has received from his Advisory Committee on the Burdens of Ministers and the greater efficiency of the working of Parliament.
§ The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)
I have received the views of the Committee of Privy Councillors 26 whom I asked to consider this matter. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Lord Attlee and his colleagues for the work they have done. I have no statement to make at present, but I hope to inform the House in due course of the action which I have taken or would propose as a consequence of hearing the Committee's views.
§ Mr. Donnelly
Can the Prime Minister say what form the progress is likely to take now? Will there be a Government statement or will the report be published, or what?
§ The Prime Minister
I do not think it would be the wish of the Committee that the report should be published. I will try to find a suitable opportunity to make a statement.