HC Deb 31 March 1913 vol 51 c26
58. Mr. KING

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether certain foreign countries and great municipalities abroad issue either daily or weekly a newspaper which contains all official announcements and advertisements for all posts under Government or municipalities, and items of news of a reliable and unsensational nature, and that such newspapers produce profits, being sought alike by public servants and the public for reliable intelligence; and whether, with the object of obtaining such benefits for our country and of gaining a new source of revenue, he will consider the possibility of establishing an official journal of this nature in Great Britain?

Mr. McKENNA (for Mr. Lloyd George)

The existing machinery for advertising Government posts in this country appears to be adequate, and my right hon. Friend is not prepared to take the steps suggested in the question.


Is the revenue adequate, and will the right hon. Gentleman consider whether more revenue could not be obtained in this way?


I will make further inquiries.