asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether, seeing that the recommendations of the Geddes Report, to the effect that it is unnecessary to re-survey 60 per cent. of the surface of the United Kingdom once in every 20 years and that the sale price of Ordnance maps should be increased, were also set out in the Third Report of the Select Committee on National Expenditure of 1918, he will say why these recommendations were not acted upon before?
Sir A. BOSCAWEN
I have been asked to reply. The recommendations of the Select Committee on National Expenditure, 1918 (Third Report), that the standard period for revision of survey of certain areas of the United Kingdom should be extended, and that the sale prices of maps should be increased, were both acted upon within a few months of the issue of the Report. The Geddes Committee recommended a further reduction of the areas to be revised every 20 years, and a further increase in the prices of maps. Both of these recommendations are being put into force.