HC Deb 08 March 1928 vol 214 cc1223-4
67. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he can explain the reduction in sales of the Ministry of Labour Gazette from £1,411 in 1926 to £1,286 in 1927, with a corresponding reduction of copies sold from 56,445 to 51,423; and what steps he proposes to take to make this journal issued by his Department more widely known and fulfil the objects for which it was founded by the Ministry?


In the year 1925 special publicity work in respect of the Ministry of Labour Gazette was carried out and resulted in increased sales in that year and, to a lesser extent, in 1926. I attribute the decline in 1927 to the loss of additional subscribers obtained in 1925. Special efforts are now being made to induce such persons to renew their subscriptions. The Gazette is advertised in all suitable Government publications and, so far as funds permit, in appropriate newspapers and periodicals and by the issue of special leaflets to potential subscribers.


In view of the fact that this publication is of great use to the country and the industrial world, will the Financial Secretary take means to advertise it in order to make it better known?


We do advertise it so far as funds permit.