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Royal Commissions

Volume 320: debated on Thursday 18 February 1937

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will furnish details of the Royal Commissions appointed since 1st November, 1931; the number still in being; the number which have completed their investigations; and their cost to date?

As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Is the Financial Secretary aware that the Royal Commission on Palestine is not publishing the evidence given before it; and will he make representations to the Commission to have the evidence published?

Following is the reply:

Ten Royal Commissions have been appointed since 1st November, 1931, of which seven have completed their investigations and issued their reports. The names of such Royal Commissions and the cost are as follow:

Royal Commissions which have reported:£
Lotteries, Betting and Gambling3,400
Durham University1,868
Tithe Rentcharge1,899
Despatch of Business at Common Law699
Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms7,341
Merthyr Tydvil Local Government597

Cost incurred to 31st January, 1937.
Royal Commissions which have not reported:£
Tyneside Local Government1,143
Safety in Coal Mines3,933