HC Deb 10 March 1960 vol 619 c628
37. Mr. Ginsburg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to receive the report of the Simonds Committee.

Mr. R. A. Butler

I am not yet in a position to say.

Mr. Ginsburg

Does the right hon. Gentleman's Answer mean that the House will be able to consider the Simonds Committee's Report before proceeding with the Committee stage of the Professions Supplementary to Medicine Bill, as he assured the House on 16th December last year?

Mr. Butler

There is obviously a difficulty in the Bill having to wait for the report if it is to go through this Session, but I know that Lord Simonds is aware of the advisability and desirability of an early report so that we can, if possible, proceed in the normal way.