§ 30. Mr. GUY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if in view of the importance of, and the interest in, the proposals for Indian Constitutional Reform, Cmd. 4268, he will reconsider his decision and will arrange for a reduction in the price, as was done in the case of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry, Cmd. 2600?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Hore-Belisha)
As I informed the hon. Member for the Eastern Division of Birkenhead (Mr. White) on 253 the 10th April last, it is undesirable to vary the pricing scale in favour of particular documents, whatever their importance. It is true that Volume I of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (1925) was published exceptionally at, less than the scale price in order that its purchase might be within the means of all classes engaged in the industry. There is, however, no similar justification for a reduction in the scale price of 2s. applicable to Cmd. 4268.