HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 c2381W

asked the Chancellor whether he could see his way to give instructions that Members applying for the bound copies of Ancient and Historical Monuments for England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, may have them delivered to them free in the same way that they can obtain the bound volumes of the Historical Manuscripts?


The Reports of the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historical Monuments for England, Scotland, and Wales, are duly presented to Parliament and copies are available for every hon. Member. But the illustrated inventories to the Reports of the Historical Monuments Commissions, which are works of unique character, appear to fall within the category of publications that, in the judgment of the Select Committee on Publications, etc., should not be distributed gratuitously to Members. Copies will be found in the Library of the House, and they may be purchased from any bookseller.