HC Deb 09 July 1963 vol 680 cc1041-2
Q3. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Prime Minister when he expects Lord Denning to make his report.

The Prime Minister (Mr. Harold Macmillan)

I understand that Lord Denning is not yet able to indicate when heexpects to make his report.

Mr. Allaun

As Parliament goes into the long Recess on 2nd August, may I ask whether the Prime Minister would agree that it is vital that this report should be made within the next fortnight since, otherwise, the House will be prevented from demanding or taking any action?

The Prime Minister

It is for Lord Denning to make his report. I understand that he is devoting his whole time to it.

Mr. Warbey

Has not the Prime Minister indicated that it would be very desirable in the public interest that the Opposition should have an opportunity, if necessary, to take further action to follow up this matter along the lines proposed by my right hon. Friend before the Summer Recess and before next November?

The Prime Minister

I shall consider that, but, as I say, Lord Denning is giving all his time to the matter and I understand that he is making progress.