§ 122. Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how soon the Advisory Committee on Servicemen's Parliamentary candidatures will meet; how many individual applications for release have so far been referred to this committee; if its hearings will be open to the Press and public; and if he will take an early opportunity of reporting to Parliament on the results of this experiment.
§ Mr. Brooke
The Advisory Committee intends to meet for the first time on Friday. Twenty persons have so far indicated their intention to submit applications, and all these will be referred to the Committee as soon as received. The Committee will meet in private. I will report to the House on the work of the Committee as soon as I usefully can.
§ 123. Mr. Driberg
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide members of the Advisory Committee on Servicemen's Parliamentary candidatures with copies of HANSARD, Volume 672, Numbers 59 and 60.
§ Sir E. Errington
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has made further appointments to the Advisory Committee on Service Candidates since the announcement of the first names.
§ Mr. Brooke
I am glad to say that further invitations to serve on the Committee have been accepted by Mr. Helenus Milmo, Q.C., Sir Allan Noble and Lord Shackleton.