90. Miss Rathbone
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why, after the first issue of the OFFICIAL REPORT of this House for Monday and Tuesday, 21st and 22nd February, was exhausted, there was a delay of nearly a week before a further issue was available; and whether, in view of the inconvenience thus caused to Members and to the public, arrangements can be made for greater speed in future?
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)
As soon as it was realised on 23rd February that the original print (which had been specially enlarged to meet the expected demand) was likely to be insufficient, reprints of both days' Debates were ordered. These reprints became available on the following Tuesday and Wednesday, that is, three and four working days respectively after the order was given. Cases where reprints of the daily REPORTS are required are very rare, as the normal number of 3,000 copies provides a substantial margin. In future when reprints become necessary, steps will be taken to expedite such further supplies as much as possible.