HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 cc1384-5W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that during the course of each week his Department issues a large quantity of printed and typewritten matter relating to the progress of housing operations all over the country; what is the number of separate postal packets of these documents weekly and what is the approximate cost of printing, paper, and the labour of despatch; and will he consider, having regard to the heavy burdens upon the taxpayer, whether this expenditure could be either wholly dispensed with or very considerably reduced?


Owing to the great interest taken by hon. Members, and especially the Members of the Housing Group, every effort has been made to give them full details of the progress of housing. As, however, the initial difficulties have been overcome steps have been taken during the last two months to curtail distribution of information, and I propose to reduce it still further. I cannot readily give the detailed figures for which the hon. Member asks. I shall, of course, be happy to supply any Member with information on particular points if he so wishes.