HC Deb 08 November 1966 vol 735 cc1147-8
Q5. Mr. Ellis

asked the Prime Minister if he will now make a statement on the Government's proposals with regard to setting up specialist committees.

The Prime Minister

I have, as yet, nothing to add to the Answer I gave on 3rd November to a similar Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Fife, West (Mr. William Hamilton).—[Vol. 735, c. 649.]

Mr. Ellis

Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of us on this side of the House will be very disappointed with his Answer? We looked forward when this matter was first broached with great anticipation, and we would like to know what is now holding up the matter at this stage.

The Prime Minister

As I explained last week, there have been interchanges with right hon. Gentlemen opposite for quite a long time. We ourselves held it up for a time, but now the ball is back at our feet and I hope we shall have an announcement soon.