§ MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether a "general Index to Reports from the Committee of Public Accounts, together with selections from the Reports," has recently been printed at the expense of the Government; whether the said Index is to be issued as a Parliamentary Paper to Members of this House; and, if not, whether it can be obtained by payment at the Sale Office at this House; and, if not printed for circulation, nor to be had by purchase, will he state to this House why the Index was printed, how many copies have been printed, and the cost, and how those copies have been disposed of; and, whether copies will be placed in the Library for the use of Members of this House?
§ THE SECRETARY (Mr. JACKSON) (Leeds, N.)
The Index referred to was prepared by the Exchequer and Audit Department for the use of that Office, and 100 copies were printed with that object. It was not intended for general circulation; but copies were supplied to the Public Accounts Committee. Copies have now been placed in the Library for the use of Members of this House.