HC Deb 16 December 1983 vol 50 c624W
Mr. John

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will undertake to publish all the evidence submitted to the special inquiry into provision for retirement together with the inquiry's recommendations before the Government make known their intentions thereupon.

Dr. Boyson

No. The inquiry is a group of Ministers, with three distinguished outsiders and the Government Actuary giving it their expertise, and will not itself publish a report. The published outcome will be a statement of the Government's conclusions in the light of the inquiry's work. We will decide later how to treat the evidence that we receive, but anyone submitting it is free to publish it, if he wishes. The inquiry will in any case be holding public sessions at which oral evidence will be taken.