§ 17. Mr. FELL
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, if His Majesty's Stationery Department proposes to continue to buy the cardboard from Holland for the manufacture of the cases in which the volumes 683 of the Debates are distributed; and, if this particular kind of cardboard can only be obtained in Holland, why is it necessary to use it and why the cases cannot be manufactured in the East End of London?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Masterman)
It has been found, after careful experiment, that strawboard boxes are the most suitable for the distribution of the volumes of the Debates. The hon. Member is mistaken in thinking that the boxes are made abroad. They are manufactured in Clerkenwell from strawboard brought from Holland, where alone it is made.