HC Deb 28 July 1890 vol 347 c1051
MR. J. M. MACLEAN (Oldham)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he will endeavour, before the Vote for the Stationery Office is taken, to procure from the Hansard contractors particulars of the cost of furnishing reports of the proceedings of the Standing Committees, similar to the report contained in the experimental number of Hansard of the 8th instant?

MR. W. A. MACDONALD (Queen's Co., Ossory)

Before the right hon. Gentleman answers the question, I wish to ask whether he will ascertain at the same time what would be the cost of extending the reports of the proceedings of this House and of supplying a copy of Hansard to each Member of the House?


The question asked by the hon. Member opposite was carefully considered by the Committee before the recent arrangement was made, and the Committee were practically unanimous upon the subject. There was one Member who took a different view; but with that exception, the Committee were unanimously against the proposal. With regard to the question of the hon. Member for Oldham (Mr. Maclean), it relates to a subject which has not been brought under my notice; but I need not say that it is a matter that would require very careful consideration.