§ Mr. Hurd
Will the Minister undertake that the Ryan Committee's report will be published, as there is very widespread interest in the problem of the relationships of county committees with Whitehall? Even if the House is not sitting we should like an opportunity of considering the recommendations, with a view to future action.
§ Mr. Turton
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the Committee was set up as a result of certain recommendations made by the Estimates Committee of this House? Surely it is only right that the report of the Committee should be made available to hon. Members?
§ Major Sir Thomas Dugdale
Will the Government give further consideration to this point, because a very large number of people are extremely interested in the report? If it is not published we can only assume that it is because the Government desire to hide something.
§ Mr. Brown
There is no more reason for anybody to assume that than there was in the past, when exactly the same practice was followed. Whether a report is published depends very largely on the type of committee and the subject with which it deals. I am not sure that it would be proper to publish this report, but it is for my right hon. Friend to say.