§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) pursuant to his reply of 15 June, on what occasions in the past a committee, such as the advisory committee on asbestos, has submitted its final report to Ministers who have been unable to provide a date of publication of the final report; if he is now in a position to state the date of publication of the final report; and what procedure he intends to follow to ensure the final report receives parliamentary consideration and to implement any recommendations contained in the final report;
(2) if he will ensure that the final report of the advisory committee on asbestos is published in such a way as to receive proper parliamentary consideration.
§ Mr. Mayhew
It is not yet possible to give a date of publication. I am advised that due to the uncertainties of printing and distribution for a report of this magnitude, it is not usually possible to give a firm publication date until printing is much nearer completion. It is envisaged that arrangements for publication will be842W similar to those made for the two previous reports of the advisory committee.