§ Dr. D. Johnson
asked the Prime Minister if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the Royal Commissions and Committees of Inquiry into social and economic matters, including pay, appointed during the five years since 1955, naming, in each case, the chairman of each commission or committee, the length of time it took to report, the total number of members, and how many were Members of Parliament.
§ The Prime Minister
Since 1955 the following Royal Commissions have been appointed to inquire into social and economic matters, including pay:
which seem to fall within the terms of my hon. Friend's Question:171W
Appointed Subject Chairman Total number of Members Members of Parliament Time to report (in months) July, 1955 Working of the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Scheme, 1947. The Hon. Mr. Justice Devlin (now The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Devlin). 5 None 11 July 1955 Social Workers … … Miss E. Younghusband C.B.E., J.P. 10 None 43 July, 1955 Marketing of Pigs and Bacon. Dr. C. I. C. Bosanquet … 5 None 10 November, 1955 Administrative Tribunals The Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Franks, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., C.B.E. 16 3 20 January, 1956 Halls of Residence … Professor W. R. Niblett 9 None 18 February, 1956 Welsh Broadcasting … Sir Godfrey Ince, G.C.B., K.B.E. 3 None 8 February, 1956 Inland Waterways … Mr. Leslie Bowes C.B.E. 8 None 28 March, 1956 Coal Distribution Costs Sir Thomas Robson, M.B.E. 6 None 27 March, 1956 Maternity Services … Earl of Cranbrook, C.B.E. 12 None 35 March, 1956 Employment of National Servicemen in the United Kingdom. Sir John Wolfenden, C.B.E. 3 None 7 March, 1956 Parking Survey .. .. Mr. Alexander Samuels, C.B.E. 10 None 20 July, 1956 Diligence .. .. .. Mr. Hector McKechnie, Q.C. 10 None 35 September, 1956 Supply and Training of Teachers for Technical Colleges. Mr. (now Sir) Willis Jackson. 13 None 7 October, 1956 Children and Young Persons. The Rt. Hon. Viscount Ingleby. 15 None Not yet reported January, 1957 Radiological Hazards to Patients. Lord Adrian, O.M. .. 19 None Not yet reported finally February, 1957 Export of live cattle to the Continent for Slaughter. Lord Balfour of Burleigh J.P., D.L. 5 2 2 March, 1957 Agricultural Education at Farm Institute Level. The Rt. Hon. Earl De La Warr, G.B.E. 12 None 21 May, 1957 Working of the monetary and credit system. The Rt. Hon. Lord Radcliffe, G.B.E. 9 None 27 June, 1957 Cost of Prescribing .. Sir Henry Hinchliffe, J.P., D.L. 12 None 21 June, 1957 Cost of Prescribing in Scotland. Sir James Douglas, C.B.E., J.P. 12 None 20 June, 1957 Anthrax .. .. .. Mr. R. F. Levy, Q.C. .. 6 None 29 June, 1957 Interception of communications Sir Norman Birkett (now The Rt. Hon. Lord Birkett). 3 1 4 June, 1957 Proceedings before Examining Justices. The Rt. Hon. Lord Tucker 12 2 13 August, 1957 Grassland Utilisation .. Sir Sydney Caine, K.C.M.G. 11 None 14 September, 1957 Structure of the Public Library Service in England and Wales. Sir Sydney Roberts .. 16 None 16 October, 1957 Remuneration and Conditions of Service of Certain Grades in the Prison Service. The Hon. Mr. Justice Wynn-Parry. 6 None 10 October, 1957 London Roads .. .. The hon. Member for Guildford (Sir Richard Nugent, Bt., J.P., M.P.). 12 1 21 October, 1957 Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries. Viscount Bledisloe, Q.C. 15 None Not yet reported November, 1957 Fishing Industry .. Sir Alexander Fleck, K.B.E. 8 None Not yet reported
Appointed Subject Chairman Total number of Members Members of Parliament Time to report (in months) November, 1957 Inland Telegraph Service Sir Leonard Sinclair .. 4 None 4 December, 1957 Recruiting .. .. The Rt. Hon. Sir James Grigg, K.C.B., K.C.S.I. 7 None 7 December, 1957 Legal Aid in Criminal Cases (Scotland). The Hon. Lord Guthrie .. 12 None Not yet reported January, 1958 Tenancy of Shops (Scotland). Mr. Ian H. Shearer, Q.C. 5 None 5 February, 1958 Fund in Court .. .. The Hon. Mr. Justice Pearson, C.B.E. 11 None 15 March, 1958 Co-operation between Electricity and Gas Boards. Sir Cecil Weir, K.C.M.G., K.B.E., M.C., D.L. 9 None 12 May, 1958 Composition of Milk .. Mr. J. W. Cook .. 15 None Not yet reported May, 1958 Examination of steam boilers in industry. Mr. G. G. Honeyman, C.B.E., Q.C., J.P. 5 None Not yet reported June, 1958 Drug Addiction .. Sir Russell Brain, Bt. .. 8 None Not yet reported finally June, 1958 Business of the Criminal Courts. Mr. Justice Streatfeild .. 9 None Not yet reported June, 1958 Grants to Students .. Sir Colin Anderson .. 16 None Not yet reported July, 1958 Matrimonial Proceedings in Magistrates' Courts. The Hon. Mr. Justice Davies. 11 2 5 July, 1958 Medical Staffing Structure in the Hospital Service. Professor Sir Robert Platt. 11 None Not yet reported September, 1958 Human Artificial Insemination. The Earl of Feversham, D.S.O. 9 None Not yet reported November, 1958 Youth Service in England and Wales. The Countess of Albemarle, D.B.E. 13 2 12 April, 1959 Coal Derivatives .. Mr. A. H. Wilson, F.R.S. 9 None Not yet reported May, 1959 Sheep Recording and Progeny Testing. Mr. Ivor R. Morris, J.P. 14 None Not yet reported May, 1959 Probation Service .. Sir Ronald Morison, Q.C. 14 None Not yet reported June, 1959 Experimental importation of Charollais cattle. The Lord Terrington, K.B.E. 4 None Not yet reported July, 1959 Consumer Protection .. Mr. J. T. Molony, Q.C. .. 12 None Not yet reported July, 1959 Operation of the Truck Acts, 1831 to 1940. Mr. David Karmel, Q.C. 9 None Not yet reported August, 1959 Scottish Licensing Law .. The Hon. Lord Guest, Q.C. 12 None Not yet reported September, 1959 Replacement of the "Queen" liners. The Rt. Hon. Viscount Chandos, D.S.O., M.C. 3 None Not yet reported September, 1959 Rural Bus Services .. Professor D. T. Jack, C.B.E., J.P. 12 None Not yet reported November, 1959 Milk Distributors' Margins. Sir Guy Thorold K.C.M.G. 6 None Not yet reported November, 1959 Levy on Betting on Horse Races. Sir Leslie Peppiatt, M.C. 7 None Not yet reported January, 1960 Issue of sub poenas to secure attendance of witnesses and the production of documents before disciplinary tribunals. The Rt. Hon. Viscount Simonds. 3 None Not yet reported January, 1960 Oriental, African, Slavonic and East European Studies. Sir William Hayter, K.C.M.G. 5 None Not yet reported January, 1960 Company Law .. .. The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Jenkins. 14 None Not yet reported February, 1960 Need for further research into the effects of toxic sprays in agriculture. Professor H. G. Sanders 10 None Not yet reported