HC Deb 13 March 1958 vol 584 cc67-8W
61. Mr. Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether Lord Hives' Commission has reported yet on industrial possibilities in Malta; what other commissions on economic matters have been sent out to Malta since Mr. Mintoff became Prime Minister; and how many of their recommendations have been made public.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I understand that the Industrial Advisory Committee of which Lord Hives is Chairman has not drawn up a formal report, though I believe that certain recommendations have been discussed in correspondence between the Committee and the Maltese Government, within whose responsibility this matter lies. The only Commission on economic matters with whose appointment the United Kingdom Government has been concerned was the Economic Commission composed of Sir George Schuster and Sir William Scott which visited Malta in 1956 and 1957 to report on the Maltese budgets for 1956–57 and 1957–58. Their reports were published as Command Papers Nos. 329 and 332.