HC Deb 16 February 1922 vol 150 cc1256-7W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the printing of the recent annual Blue Book of the Scottish Education Department; whether out of 630 pages 482 were printed in London, 74 at Harrow, 30 have no imprint, and only 44 were printed in Scotland; whether most of the forms used by the Scottish Education Department are printed in England; and whether, in view of the serious unemployment in printing centres like Edinburgh and other parts of Scotland, he will now direct that a fairer proportion of this work should be done in Scotland?


The existing contracts for printing the annual Blue Book of the Scottish Education Department were placed in accordance with the recognised procedure by which the "copy" was sent to the Stationery Office by the London Office of the Scottish Education Department and the printing treated accordingly as London work. On the termination of the existing contracts, which will not be for some years, the question of inviting tenders from printers in Scotland will be considered. As regards the second part of the question, the only forms printed for the Department in England are those required for delivery at their London Office.