HC Deb 16 July 1942 vol 381 c1372W
Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is now in a position to give the personnel and the terms of reference of the Committee of Inquiry into the future industrial prospects of the coal mining areas in Scotland?

Mr. Johnston

On the recommendation of the Scottish Council of ex-Secretaries of State, and with the concurrence of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Fuel and Power, I have appointed a CommitteeTo consider the present position and future prospects of coalfields in Scotland and to report:

  1. (a) what measures should be taken to enable the fullest use to be made of existing and potential resources in these coalfields; and
  2. (b) in this connection what provision of houses and other services will be required for the welfare of the mining community."

Following is the personnel of the Committee: Chairman: Sir David King Murray, K.C., Solicitor-General for Scotland. Members: James Barbour, Esq., Thomas Brown, Esq., Alexander Cameron, Esq., John Duncan, Esq., Peter Henderson, Esq., A. S. McKinday, Esq., M.P., F. C. Mears, Esq., F.R.I.B.A., William Pearson, Esq., David Rankine, Esq., Charles C. Reid, Esq., Geo. J. Sherriff, Esq., J. W. Tweedie, Esq.