HC Deb 12 March 1906 vol 153 c934
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what has been the increase in the annual Vote for stationery and printing during the past ten years, as compared with the increase during the previous ten years; and whether he will consider the desirability of appointing either a Select Committee or a Departmental Committee to go through the list of Government publications, with a view to reducing their number and size; and to report as to the best means of keeping down the cost of printing and stationery in future years.


During the past ten years the increase has been £131,095, during the previous decade it was £138,966. I am authorised by the Prime Minister to agree to the appointment of a Select Committee to inquire into the possibility of reducing the number and cost of these publications.


River Shannon (Rents). Return of the amount of money received by the Board of Works in Ireland as rents or compensation for redundant waters supplied for mills, or other purposes, under the provisions of the Act 2 and 3 Victoria, c. 61; the amount of money received by the said Board of Works in rents for mills, lands, fisheries, or other property (other than canals), under the said Act for the year 1866 and the year 1905; the names of the fisheries, if any, other than eel fisheries, which have been leased or sold; and the names of the lessees or purchasers, if any, of such fisheries on the Shannon between Limerick and Castle Connel.