HC Deb 25 July 1949 vol 467 c1820
66. Mr. Thomas Reid

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what action he is taking to bring to the notice of authorities in control of public libraries at home and overseas the publication of the first volume of the Official History of the War.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Glenvil Hall)

650 libraries at home and overseas have already received a special leaflet describing this first volume and will shortly receive a further notice. The volume has also been widely reviewed in the Press and announced by radio, and facilities for review and publicity in the U.S.A. have been afforded.

Mr. Francis Noel-Baker

What Government Department was responsible for sending round this leaflet, and to what extent is it the practice of the Government to draw the attention of public libraries to publications of one sort and another?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The Stationery Office does the publicising and its catalogue circulates very largely to libraries both in this country and overseas.