HC Deb 31 March 1925 vol 182 cc1099-100
54. Major CRAWFURD

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether representations as to the disabilities under which libraries suffer, in view of the greatly enhanced cost of Government publications and notwithstanding the concession recently made of a 50 per cent. reduction in price to approved institu tions, have been received from the Library Association; and whether it is proposed to make any further concesion?


The representations referred to have been fully considered, but I regret that I do not see my way to may any further special concession. A new scale of prices for Parliamentary Papers, showing very substantial reductions, has, however, been adopted this year, from which the libraries, as well as other purchasers, will benefit.


Has the right hon. Gentleman taken any steps to popularise the sale of Government publications, thus improving the receipts of the Government, and enabling the publications to be sold more cheaply?