HC Deb 02 March 1960 vol 618 c1197
11. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Secretary of State for War when he will publish the report of the Hutchinson Committee on the future of Woolwich Arsenal; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Soames

I understand that the Woolwich Review Committee expects to present its report to me very soon. I shall be glad to give what information I can as soon as the Committee's recommendations have been considered. I do not expect to publish the report itself.

Mr. Mayhew

What procedure does the Minister envisage, when the report comes out, for consultation with all concerned?

Mr. Soames

I should like to see the report first and think about it. I have not seen the report yet, but we have a precedent to follow in the Perrott Report which came out in 1953.