HC Deb 21 May 1896 vol 41 c76
MR. W. J. GALLOWAY (Manchester, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Foreign Office will undertake to furnish to the provincial press at the same time as to the London press such Blue-books and such information as it is in the interests of the public service to publish?


I have made careful inquiries with a desire to meet the suggestion of my hon. Friend, but I find that, owing to the great increase in the number of the provincial press represented in London, it would be impossible to undertake a comprehensive distribution of Blue-books among them, and invidious to make a distinction. I believe, however, that, if my hon. Friend would make an application to Messrs. Eyre and Spottiswoode, the Queen's Printers, he might find it possible to arrange with them for the paid supply of such Parliamentary Papers as he may desire simultaneously with their supply from this office.