HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 cc284-5W
83. Mr. G. Brown

asked the Minister of Health when the report of the Committee on Expenses of Members of Local Authorities, presided over by Lord Lindsay of Birker, will be published; and what action is to be taken on the recommendations.

Mr. Bevan

The report has been published and copies are available in the Vote Office today. The Government accept the recommendation of the majority of the committee that local authorities should make provision for payments to members, in suitable cases and subject to proper safeguards, in respect of travelling expenses, loss of remunerative time and, where appropriate, subsistence. They are looking into the detailed provisions required, and will take steps to obtain the necessary legislation as soon as Parliamentary time permits.