§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will outline the consultations which have taken place between his Department and outside interests on the forthcoming Immigration Bill.537W
§ Mr. Maudling
I have not thought it appropriate to hold consultations outside the public service about my specific proposals, but I will inform High Commissions in advance of the main provisions in the Bill.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will cause an investigation to be made to ascertain how the Daily Telegraph was able on Friday, 12th February, to publish full details of his proposed Immigration Bill a month before this was proposed to be introduced; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sharples
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave today to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Chigwell (Mr. Biggs-Davison).