HC Deb 30 April 1951 vol 487 c120W
Mr. McInnes

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the Lord President of the Council, why he has declined to publish the Report of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research dealing with the Scottish stone building industry until it has been vetted by, or received the concurrence of, the Scottish Council (Development and Industry); and if he will undertake that copies of such reports will be made available to Members in the Library simultaneously with their disclosure to outside bodies.

Mr. de Freitas

The Survey of the Scottish stone building industry was carried out at the request of the Scottish Council (Development and Industry) and with their close collaboration. It is for this reason that my noble friend the Lord President proposes to consider the publication of the Report with the Council, as stated in my reply of 16th April, 1951.

The second part of the Question, therefore, does not arise.