HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 cc1511-2
5. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the importance of securing as wide publicity as possible for the minutes of evidence before the Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform, it would be possible to arrange that the minutes shall be published by His Majesty's Stationery Office at lower prices than those at which they are at present being made available to the public?


I would refer my hon. Friend to replies given by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to the hon. Member for Bristol, North (Mr. Bernays) on 10th April, and my hon. Friend the Member for Central Edinburgh (Mr. Guy) on 27th April. The same considerations appear to me to apply in this case.

Duchess of ATHOLL

If, as I fear, the hon. Gentleman does not see his way to reduce the price of the publications, will he use his influence with the Stationery Office to have the contents of each. volume more clearly indicated 7 I am told that people are having great difficulty in procuring the volume they need, because there is no indication of the contents on the outside.


I am sure attention will be paid to my Noble Friend's suggestion.