HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2164
62. Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to make Parliamentary Bills available to His Majesty's Stationery Office in Edinburgh at an earlier date and in greater numbers, in view of the difficulty experienced by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce in obtaining copies in good time

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I have had no reports of such difficulties, but I will make inquiries.

Colonel Hutchison

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that owing to the unseemly haste of the Government in forcing the Exchange Control Bill through, this body was unable to obtain sufficient copies of the Bill before it reached the Committee stage? Can the Minister do something to prevent this kind of thing occurring?

Mr. Hall

We are only too anxious to help, but the only quicker way of getting those documents to Glasgow would have been to fly them there. We do send them as quickly as we can, otherwise