HC Deb 28 April 1966 vol 727 c920
2. Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the recommendations of the Littlewood Report are to be implemented.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Roy Jenkins)

Legislation will be needed to implement most of the recommendations and I cannot at present say when this will be possible. A scheme for strengthening the Inspectorate is being examined. Proposals for a new Advisory Committee will shortly be put to interested bodies.

Mr. Burden

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that this is a matter which has caused very considerable public concern? There is a Report, and surely this House is entitled to expect that this matter will be debated somewhere in the comparatively near future?

Mr. Jenkins

The hon. Member, I thought, was asking me not when the recommendations would be debated but when they would be implemented.