40. Mr. J. J. Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now able to publish, or, alternatively, issue to Scottish Members a copy of the Report of the Scottish Coal Fields Committee.
§ The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. T. Johnston)
The printing of this report, I am now happy to say, is approaching completion and copies, I am informed, will be in the Vote Office next week.
In view of certain rumours with regard to what I may call that more serious aspect of this Report, will my right hon. Friend consider issuing at the same time a statement as to what steps the Department has taken in the meantime?
§ Mr. Johnston
The Report is published in the first instance for the information of Parliament, and it is thereafter for the Government or Parliament to take whatever steps they think proper.