HC Deb 08 July 1920 vol 131 c1657
85. Mr. W. GRAHAM

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the delay which exists at present in the supply of official and other documents from His Majesty's Stationery Office, Forth Street, Edinburgh; whether he is aware that this delay causes inconvenience in public offices and elsewhere; whether he will consider the possibility of having a proportion of the documents printed and supplied in Scotland; and, if not, whether steps can be taken to greatly accelerate the supply of public documents and more especially Acts of Parliament?


I am not aware of any specific case of delay in the supply of official publications from His Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh. Supplies of such publications are sent from London to Edinburgh by the quickest possible means (by post or by passenger train) immediately they are received from the printers. The duplication involved by the printing of Acts of Parliament and other documents in Scotland would lead to delays and would be very expensive. Sale copies of Acts of Parliament are printed off as soon as possible after the Royal Assent has been given If the hon. Member has any particular case of delay in mind I shall be pleased to look into the matter.