§ SIR JOHN LENG (Dundee)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether it is intended that the projected Army Journal of the British Empire 679 shall contain advertisements; and whether he is aware of the objection of the publishers of existing journals to the farming out of Government publications to contractors for advertisements in competition with journals which have not the advantage of such official connection.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. ARNOLD-FORSTER,) Belfast, W.
It has been decided that the Army-Journal shall contain advertisements which will be duly approved and limited in number. This is done in the case of other similar Government publications, such as the Journals of the Board of Trade and Board of Agriculture.
§ MR. LOUGH (Islington. W.)
Will the right hon. Gentleman undertake that no action shall be taken until the House has had an opportunity of discussing the matter?