HC Deb 12 June 1975 vol 893 c671
Mr. Michael Latham

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I am sorry not to have given notice of this matter, but it arose only this morning. Can you advise hon. Members about the difficulties regarding parliamentary Papers?

In the Standing Committee considering the Community Land Bill we are experiencing the greatest possible difficulty as a result of a further dispute in the printing of Hansard. This morning there were very great problems. The Editor of Hansard has been most kind in allowing us to see the duplicated copies of the typed version of the notes. However, we have not got the proper Hansard. We were advised that it was not proper for us to transmit the contents to our outside advisers. This is causing very grave difficulty to hon. Members on the Committee in proceeding with their business.

Mr. Speaker

This is a matter of which I would very much have preferred to have notice, because then I would have had a chance to look into the situation and tried to help. I shall certainly look into it and see what can be done.