HC Deb 26 June 1940 vol 362 c457
Mr. Speaker

I have given consideration to the recommendations in the Second Report of the Select Committee on Publications and Debates Reports, and, after inquiries made through the usual channels, I have authorised certain changes in the printing and circulation of Parliamentary publications. Generally speaking, these changes conform to the recommendations of the Select Committee, with the following modifications. (1) The recommendation to discontinue, except on payment, the supply to Members of sessional sets of bound volumes of Hansard, will not prevent the supply of such sets to those offices inside the House which have hitherto received them. (2) The Select Committee recommend, in paragraph 6 of their report, that full circulation to Members at their private addresses should be confined to Votes and Proceedings, copies of Bills as presented, Hansard and a weekly pink demand form. I think it would be for the convenience of the House that Government White Papers, provided that they are certified as important by the presenting Departments, should be included in the full circulation, and thus be available to all Members without special application.