98. Viscountess ASTOR
asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that copies of Volume I of the report of the Indian Statutory Commission were not obtainable in London last week; whether he can now state how many copies were sent for distribution in the United States and in each of the Dominions and Crown Colonies, respectively; and whether any steps have been taken to translate the report into any foreign language?
§ Mr. BENN
As regards the first part of the question, I understand that there were two days in last week on which copies were not available in London, and that this was due to unavoidable delay in reproducing here one of the maps in the volume of which copies had originally been supplied from India. As regards the second part of the question, apart from official distribution, consignments varying from 85 to 360 copies were sent to the United States of America and to the Dominions, to the sale agents for the Stationery Office, pending receipt of requisitions for any further supply. As regards the third part, the matter is still under consideration.