HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 cc615-6
10. Mr. David James

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will arrange for the publication of a monthly cumulative list specifying the various matters referred to Departmental and other officially appointed bodies upon which the Government have made a recent decision, which have been reported upon but are awaiting the Government's decision, and which have not yet been reported upon, respectively.

Sir E. Boyle

No, Sir. I do not think that this proposal would be practicable.

Mr. James

Is my hon. Friend aware that even the keenest student of politics finds it rather hard to remember at the drop of a hat the whereabouts and contents of the various Jack, Wolfenden, Scott Henderson, Albemarle, Roberts, Philips, Radnor, Streatfeild, Romer and other Reports, and that such a document might be a convenience for hon. and right hon. Members on both sides of the House?

Sir E. Boyle

Even so keen a student of politics as my hon. Friend might be a little bemused by the accounts of progress of advisory bodies of a central and national character which, even in 1958, totalled 850 and now probably total even more.

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