HC Deb 23 August 1831 vol 6 c456
Mr. Alderman Thompson

presented a Petition from John Williams, of Cornhill, praying for the Abolition of the Stationery Office. He felt it his duty to present the petition, but he could not concur in its prayer.

Mr. Hume

said, the Government had done as much as could be expected, and had already saved the country 20,000 l. a-year upon an expenditure of 130,000 l. in the Stationery Office. If, however, any abuses still prevailed, and were pointed out, he had no doubt the Committee who investigated this subject would do their duty.

The petition laid upon the Table.