HC Deb 19 November 1940 vol 365 c1833
62. Mr. Mander

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the present position with regard to the publication of OFFICIAL REPORT; and whether he will consider the advisability of obtaining alternative quotations from private printing houses with a view to all-night printing under safe conditions as is the case of newspapers?

Captain Crookshank

As my hon. Friend is aware, delay has occurred in the production of the OFFICIAL REPORT owing to recent conditions, night work on occasions being difficult as the premises consist of a one-floor building with a glass roof. The question as to the best means of meeting the situation is now under active consideration, and my right hon. Friend hopes to make an early statement.

Mr. Mander

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman to state whether the second part of the suggestion contained in the Question is under active consideration, in view of the fact that it is certain that plants exist where Hansard could be printed under safer conditions and produced the next morning, as in peace-time?

Captain Crookshank

The hon. Member has already been told once today that all relevant considerations will be taken into account, and he can take it that that is so in this case also.