MR. CARVELL WILLIAMS (Notts, Mansfield)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he would consider if the bulk and the cost of the Votes and Proceedings of the House issued daily might be advantageously reduced by the non-delivery to Members, except at their request, of lengthy Reports of Committees on Private Bills, and of previously circulated Amendments on Bills which, though on the Notice Paper of the day, are not expected to be reached, the requisite alterations in the Standing Orders being made?
§ SIR J. T. HIBBERT
The Reports of Committees on Private Bills are not as a rule lengthy documents, with the exception of those from the Police and Sanitary Committee, which are not expected to recur, nor is the cost a serious matter, and I think there is, therefore, not sufficient reason at present for a change, which might prove inconvenient; but, as regards the reprinting of previously circulated Amendments to Bills not expected to be reached,. I shall be glad to confer with the authorities of the House as to how far the suggestion of my hon. Friend could be carried out.