HC Deb 19 January 1945 vol 407 cc512-3W
Mr. A. Edwards

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he will consider publishing the Report of the Combined Raw Materials Board on the situation in British coalmining to enable the British public to form a comprehensive view on this branch of production in connection with the facts and suggestions as stated in the Report by Mr. Foot, chairman of the Mining Association, which is due to be published on 23rd January.

Major Lloyd George

I have not yet had an opportunity of seeing Mr. Foot's Report, but in any case I can hold out no hope of a reversal by the Government of its decision that the confidential Report of the American Coal Mission should not be published.