HC Deb 22 April 1959 vol 604 c392
52. Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when it is proposed to publish the results of the survey of road goods transport conducted a year ago; and what has caused the delay.

Mr. Nugent

The analysis of the returns and preparation of the report has involved a good deal of work, but we hope to publish it in the course of the next month or so.

Mr. Davies

I appreciate the work involved, but can the Parliamentary Secretary assure the House that there is no ulterior motive in holding back these returns, as in certain quarters of the Press there are suggestions that because they are unfavourable to C-licence holders they are not being published?

Mr. Nugent

I have not seen them myself, so I cannot say. Certainly there is no ulterior motive in holding them back, and I hope that they will be published next month.