SIR HOWARD VINCENT
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that for many years County Courts have been able to get their forms printed locally; and, having regard to the competition to which master printers and compositors throughout the provinces are now subjected from foreign countries, if he will cause the recent circular of the Stationery Office to registrars withdrawing the local custom in favour of a central issue in London to be reconsidered.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (Mr. VICTOR CAVENDISH,) Derbyshire, W.
Under the new system local firms will have opportunities for tendering for the supply of stationery and printing for County Courts.
§ MR. LAWSON WALTON (Leeds, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department has his attention been drawn to a circular addressed by the Treasury to the registrars of County Courts, informing them that all printed forms will henceforth be printed and supplied by the Controller of the Stationery Office; and will he state what grounds exist justifying, in his opinion, a change in the present system 380 which deprives the printing trade in the different County Court districts of a substantial portion of work.
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH
I would refer the hon. and learned Member to my reply on the 3rd instant † to the Question of the hon. Member for Mansfield upon this subject.