§ 39. Mr. R. NICHOLSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether, in view of the need for economy, it is proposed to distribute copies of the new edition of the Treaty of Peace with Germany to hon. Members ex officio, as was done in the case of the original edition in English?
§ Sir M. GREENWOOD
In view of the fact that many persons desire to obtain copies of this historical document and of the other instruments signed on 28th June, 1919, to place in their libraries, it has been decided to issue a volume containing both French and English texts of the Treaty of Peace, the Protocol, the Rhine Agreement, and the Treaty between Great Britain and France, together with the maps and the signatures of the Plenipotentiaries in facsimile. This volume will be bound in a more durable form than the original publication, and will be issued as a Stationery Office Paper at the price of £l 1s. It is not proposed to undertake a general distribution of this expensive publication to hon. Members, who are already in possession of the English text, while the French text is available for reference in. the Library. Copies will, however, be available for those who may have a real need of them upon written application to the Vote Office.
§ Sir H. GREENWOOD
Applications must be made to the Vote Office. I am not responsible for deriding who has a real need.