HC Deb 24 June 1935 vol 303 cc786-7
56. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, what is the present approximate circulation in this country of the reports prepared by His Majesty's consular officers and trade commissioners with regard to the openings for trade in the principal countries of the world; and whether any consideration can be given to a reduction of the present annual subscription for such reports, which amounts to £3, and for substantially increasing their circulation?


The circulation in this country of the Department of Overseas Trade Annual Economic Reports varies from about 1,000 to 2,000 copies, according to the country concerned. It is proposed to reduce the annual subscription to the series from £3 to £2 on the 1st January next, and if my hon. and gallant Friend has any further suggestion to make which would be likely to increase the useful circulation of the reports, it will receive careful consideration.