HC Deb 06 May 1968 vol 764 cc30-1
46. Mr. Allason

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity when she expects to receive the Report of the Phelps Brown Committee.

Mr. Harold Walker

This summer.

Mr. Allason

Will the Committee look into local authority direct labour schemes, and, in particular, will it investigate the scandal at Hammersmith where £2,000 per house is being lost on 34 separate dwellings?

Mr. Walker

No, Sir; that is not included within the Committee's terms of reference.

Mr. Molloy

Will my hon. Friend note that, at its last meeting, the responsible chairman of the Hammersmith Borough Council gave a complete and absolute reply regarding what had transpired, in answer to a cleverly organised pack of lies put into print by an organisation known to support private enterprise? If hon. Members opposite, and my hon. Friend, want to know the truth of the matter, they can get it from the recorded minutes of the Council.