HC Deb 20 October 1966 vol 734 cc394-5
Q3. Mr. Wall

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the establishment of specialist committees of the House.

The Prime Minister

Not yet, Sir, but I would hope that a statement can be made to the House soon.

Mr. Wall

Will the Prime Minister give particular consideration to the establishment of specialist committees for defence and external affairs as these are two subjects which we never have time to debate fully in this House and they affect very much our whole policy?

The Prime Minister

I am not aware that we do not spend very much time on foreign affairs, both at Question Time and other times, but nothing is ruled out, obviously. I am sure that the Leader of the Opposition would agree that after some difficulties and delay over the past few months good progress has been made. I think it will be possible to say something to the House on this matter very soon now.

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