HC Deb 15 December 1925 vol 189 cc1195-6
90. Mr. G. PETO

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the Road Fund Report for the 12 months ended 31st March, 1925, is not obtainable is this House either free or by purchase, although he announced in the Press on 8th December that it was for sale through any bookseller; whether he will in future make such Reports available to Members at least as soon as to the general public; and whether he will arrange for such Reports to be issued in future less than nine months after the end of the year under review?


A copy of this Report, although not in the category of Parliamentary Papers, will be sent free to any Member requiring it for his Parliamentary duties on application to the Controller of the Stationery Office. In the normal course, Members can obtain non-Parliamentary publications immediately they are put on sale either at the Stationery Office sale offices or through their bookseller. As regards the last part, I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport that the compilation and collation of the information contained in these Reports involve a large amount of labour, and every effort is made to issue the Report as early as possible.


Could it not be made possible for us to obtain a copy in this House without having to write to an outside office for it?


I will consider whether that can foe done.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that the secretary of every trade union has to make a report to the Registrar-General not later than May; otherwise he is fined?