I heard the following many years ago from a friend who heard it in person at a public lecture by the famous C. Northcote Parkinson at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Since this is second-hand (and from memory), it may not be an exact quote but is close enough. The original delivery almost brought the house down, as the cliche' goes. Government's handling of a difficult matter by appointing a Commission of Enquiry is just like a person going to the toilet -- there is a sitting, a report, and then the matter is dropped!
(From the "Rest" of RHF)