§ Major HOOD
asked the President of the Board of Education whether the pamphlet entitled The Hygiene of Food and Drink, under the name of George Newman, was issued with his approval; whether any impartial advice was taken on the contents; what number of persons were employed in the preparation and distribution of the pamphlet; what number of pamphlets have been issued and at what cost; whether it is intended to issue any further copies; and under what 953W Vote sanction to the expenditure upon the pamphlet was given?
Mr. H. LEWIS
The answer to the first two parts of the hon. Member's question is in the affirmative. The syllabus on the "Hygiene of Food and Drink," which is a revision and expansion of the 1909 issue, was prepared by the staff of the Board of Education, the Stationery Office being responsible for its printing and distribution: approximately 40,000 copies of the new syllabus have been issued at the price of 2d. per copy, and it is not intended to withdraw it from sale. I may add that the price of official documents is fixed to cover not only the cost of printing but also the expenses of distribution. Expenditure on official documents is borne on the Stationery Office Vote and receipts from sales are credited to that Vote.