HC Deb 18 April 1905 vol 145 c431
MR. J. H. LEWIS (Flint Boroughs)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether a general index to Hansard extending over a long period has been projected; has any progress been made with such index; has the work been abandoned; and, if so, on what grounds.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) I understand that such an index has been contemplated by a private firm of publishers, and that considerable progress was made in the work, but that it has, however, now been abandoned, on the ground that sufficient financial support was not forthcoming.