§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Various representations have been made to me on this question, and I have given careful consideration to them. I have come to the conclusion that the complicated issues of law and practice raised by this proposal merit a thorough examination in the light of the evidence of experts in this field and of130W the views of all interested parties. I have therefore decided to appoint a Committee to investigate the matter further. I am happy to be able to announce that Mr. Alan A. Mocatta, O.B.E., Q.C., has consented to become Chairman. I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the valuable initiative he has taken in focusing attention on this matter.
I will make a further statement about the membership and terms of reference of the Committee as soon as possible.