§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Lord President of the Council if he will list all the Select Committee reports laid before the House in the current Parliament, indicating those which have and those which have not subsequently been debated in the House.
§ Mr. Foot
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Caernarvon (Mr. Wigley) on 10th January—[Vol. 941, c.700]—and to the table of information that was placed in the Library. Since then the following reports have been laid before the House by the Committees referred to in that answer:
EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE Second Special Report The Civil Service HC 317 Third Special Report The Civil Service HC 318 Second Report The Government's Expenditure Plans HC 257 Third Report National Land Fund HC 280* Fourth Report The Central Policy Review Staff Review of Overseas Representation HC 286 Fifth Report The Fishing Industry HC 356 SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OF COMMONS (SERVICES) First Report Accounts of the Refreshment Department for 1975–76 HC 233 Second Report Accounts of the Refreshment Department for 1976–77 HC 301 Third Report Cleaning and Restoration of the Exterior of the Palace of Westminster HC 302 SELECT COMMITTEE ON NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES Third Special Report Subjects of Inquiry HC 129
Fourth Special Report Subjects of Inquiry HC 375 Fifth Special Report The Government White Paper on Nationalised Industries HC 467* First Report British Steel Corporation HC 26 Second Report British Steel Corporation HC 127 Third Report Report and Accounts of the Regional Water Authorities HC 128* Fourth Report British Waterways Board HC 239 Fifth Report Financial Forecasts of the British Steel Corporation HC 238 SELECT COMMITTEE ON OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT First Report Trade and Aid HC 125 SELECT COMMITTEE ON PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER FOR ADMINISTRATION First Special Report Departmental Observations on First Report of Session 1976–77—Reports of the Health Service Commissioner HC 221 Second Special Report Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration—Review of Access and Jurisdiction HC 296 Second Report Reports of the Health Service Commissioner HC 372* SELECT CCMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES First Report Complaint Concerning Articles in the Guardian and Daily Mail Newspapers HC 376 COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS First Special Report Admission of Strangers to Meetings of the Committee HC 291 First Report Excess Votes HC 261 Second Report Excess Votes (Northern Ireland) HC 262 Third Report Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Overseas Development HC 298*
SELECT COMMITTEE ON RACE RELATIONS AND IMMIGRATION First Report Immigration HC 303 SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY First Special Report Secretary of State's Reply to the Second Report of last Session HC 255 * Not yet published
Debates on Select Committee Reports from Session 1970–71 to Session 1976–77 were listed in the answer I gave to the right hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. du Cann) on 5th December—[Vol. 940, c. 477–80.] The following reports have been debated so far this Session:
Second Report of 1977–78 on The Government's Expenditure Plans—16th March.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OF COMMONS (SERVICES)
Fourth Report of 1976–77 on Size of Hansard—26th January.
Fifth Report of 1976–77 on Computer Based Indexing for the Library—26th January.
Seventh Report of 1976–77 on Members' Secretaries and Research Assistants—21st February.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES
First and Second Reports of 1977–78 on British Steel Corporation and Fifth Report of 1977–78 on Financial Forecasts of the British Steel Corporation—9th March.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES
Third Report of Session 1976–77 on Recommendations of the Select Committee on Parliamentary Privilege—6th February.
COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
First to Tenth Reports of 1976–77—9th January.