§ MR. LEA (St. Pancras, E.)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury who is responsible for the correct compilation of Hansard as to what is said in the House by Members; and under what Vote does the contract for this work fall.
(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) Under the terms of the existing contract the contractor is bound to supply Members who have delivered them two copies of proofs of all speeches delivered, and proofs are similarly given in the case of Questions orally answered. Hon. Members have thus an opportunity of correcting their own utterances. The contract is paid for out of the Vote for the Stationery Office.