HC Deb 18 January 1949 vol 460 c22
32. Mr. Keeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many copies of "Plain Words" have been distributed

Sir S. Cripps

One hundred and sixty-nine thousand.

Mr. Keeling

Will the Chancellor encourage Members of the Treasury Bench to read this book so that they may always prefer plain English to official jargon?

Sir S. Cripps

I have, and I hope that people who put down Questions will also read it.

Mr. Oliver Stanley

Could the Chancellor say how this Question could have been put in plainer English?

Sir S. Cripps

I am not suggesting that this Question is wrong but that other Questions are.

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