asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give a list of the Royal Commissions and committees of inquiry sitting at present; the subjects under study; and an indication when the report or reports of each body may be expected,
The following are details of the temporary Royal Commissions now sitting: the list does not include permanent Commissions. Similar information about committees of inquiry is not readily available.
The following is a list of the Government Departments dealing with the Mutual Aid Programme and of the matters for which they are responsible:
Treasury: Economic and financial policy questions, accounting arrangements, interdepartmental co-ordination.
Foreign Office: Questions of foreign policy and international law.
Ministry of Defence, Service Departments, Ministry of Supply: Military aid, offshore procurement contracts, aid for aircraft production.
Colonial Office: Aid for Colonies.
Board of Trade: Commercial implications of commodity aid, general responsibility for technical assistance and conditional aid.
Ministry of Materials, Ministry of Food: Commodity aid.
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation: Shipping arrangements for commodities and other aid goods.
British Council: Arrangements for foreign visitors in connection with some technical assistance missions.
Central Office of Information: Central library of productivity films and other technical assistance matters.