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Council On Tribunals (Discussions)

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will now make a statement concerning the discussions between the Lord Chancellor and the Chairman of the Council on Tribunals which arose out of a recent planning decision by the Minister of Housing and Local Government.

In the course of his speech yesterday, my noble Friend dealt with his discussions with the Chairman and some other members of the Council on Tribunals. I could not adequately summarise this speech in answer to a Question. But my noble Friend said that he was collecting the opinions of professional bodies concerned in the proposed rules of procedure for these inquiries and that he would in due course submit the draft rules to the Council on Tribunals. He also said that he was most ready to receive and discuss proposals on all aspects of this difficult and important problem.