HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 cc1623-4
37. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will make arrangements for copies of HANSARD, covering the proceedings in both the House of Lords and the House of Commons, to be on sale to members of the public who visit the Palace of Westminster.

Mr. Bowden

It has proved administratively impossible to adopt similar proposals when they have been made in the past. The Select Committee on House of Commons (Services) may, however, wish to look at the matter again when it is reconstituted.

Sir Knox Cunningham

Would the right hon. Gentleman suggest that when the Committee is looking at the matter again it should consider an arrangement whereby, say, in the Post Office in the Central Lobby, a visitor to the House could leave his name and pay for a HANSARD covering the day of his visit which could be sent on by post?

Mr. Bowden

This is the sort of suggestion we might consider. Obviously when this question has been reviewed at all one has always thought in terms of the bookstall in St. Stephens, which is not the appropriate place at which to purchase HANSARD. We could look at the whole question.