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Royal Commissions

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) if he will list which of the recommendations of Royal Commissions appointed since 1964 have been implemented;(2) how many Royal Commissions were appointed between October 1964 and October in the current year.

The number of Royal Commissions appointed between October 1964 and October 1979 is 19. Information about the implementation of the recommendations of those Royal Commissions which have reported in the period is not available centrally and could be obtained only at a disproportionately high cost.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what subjects Royal Commissions have been asked to investigate since 1950.

The following subjects have been investigated by Royal Commissions since 1950:

  • 1950 Taxation of profits and income
  • 1951 Dundee (University College) and relationship with St. Andrew's University.
  • 1951 Marriage and divorce
  • 1952 Scottish affairs
  • 1952 Land and population in East Africa
  • 1953 Pay and conditions of service in the Civil Service
  • 1954 Law relating to mental illness and mental deficiency
  • 1955 Common land
  • 1957 Remuneration of doctors and dentists
  • 1957 Local government in Greater London
  • 1960 Police
  • 1961 Press
  • 1962 National incomes
  • 1964 Penal system in England and Wales
  • 1965 Trades unions and employers' associations.
  • 1965 Prices and income
  • 1965 Medical education
  • 1966 Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 1921
  • 1966 Local government in England
  • 1966 Local government in Scotland
  • 1966 Assizes and quarter sessions
  • 1969 The Constitution
  • 1969 Industrial relations
  • 1970 Environmental pollution
  • 1973 Civil liability and compensation for personal injury
  • 1974 Press
  • 1974 Distribution of income and wealth
  • 1974 Standards of conduct in public life
  • 1976 National Health Service
  • 1976 Gambling
SubjectDate of appointment by Royal WarrantDate Command Paper was tabled
Trades unions and employers' associations8 April 196511 June 1968
National Board for Prices and Incomes8 April 1965First report 28 June 1965
Final report 28 April 1971
Medical education6 August 19653 April 1968
Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act 192128 February 19667 November 1966
Local government in England31 May 19669 June 1969
Local government in Scotland9 June 196613 October 1969
Assizes and quarter sessions7 November 196613 October 1969
Industrial relations1 March 196919 January 1970
The Constitution15 April 196931 October 1973
Environmental pollution10 February 1970First report 22 February 1971
Latest report 22 October 1979
Civil liability and compensation for personal injury19 March 197315 March 1978
The press23 August 1974Interim report 16 March 1976
Final report 8 December 1976
Distribution of income and wealth23 August 1974First report 30 July 1975
Latest report 23 October 1979
Standards of conduct in public life6 December 197414 July 1976
Gambling24 February 197611 July 1978
National Health Service19 May 197617 July 1979
Legal services (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)20 July 197622 October 1979
Legal services (Scotland)25 October 1976Still sitting
Criminal procedure3 February 1978Still sitting