§ Mr. SWAN
asked the Minister of Transport the names of those constituting the Committee of Inquiry which is investigating the financial agreements entered into between the Government and various railway companies; and whether independent witnesses who are recognised authorities on railway finance will be called to give evidence?1543W
§ Sir E. GEDDES
A statement giving the names of the members of the Committee was issued on 6th October, and I am sending the hon. Member a copy. The evidence to be called for by the Committee is a matter for their discretion. If my hon. Friend will suggest two or three names of gentlemen with the qualifications he indicates, I will pass thorn to the Committee in case they may require further assistance. Sir Hardman Lever, whose qualifications in this connection are pre-eminently recognised, is already a member of the Committee.