HC Deb 29 April 1958 vol 587 c182
36. Dr. Dickson Mabon

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects the Committee considering the Tenancy of Shops (Scotland) Act, 1949, to make its Report; and if this Report will be made available to hon. Members.

41. Mr. McInnes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet received a Report from the Committee which he appointed to inquire into the Tenancy of Shops Act.

Mr. Maclay

I expect to receive the Committee's Report during the summer; it will be published

Mr. McInnes

Will the Secretary of State ensure that the Committee invites evidence from appropriate organisations or individuals involved?

Mr. Maclay

May I have notice of that question? I should like to give an accurate answer.

Mr. Woodburn

Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind that the absence of cases of exploitation of shops is attributable to the success of the Act, and that the mere fact that they do not exist does not mean that they would not recur if the protection were taken away?

Mr. Maclay

I am very conscious of that point.

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