§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the high charge being made for many Government publications which are frequently required for reference, such as the Income Tax Act, 1918, the Companies Consolidation Act, and other similar Acts, steps are taken before these documents are printed to obtain competitive tenders from private firms or whether all orders are placed without such tenders with the State printing works?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The printing of Acts of Parliament is provided for under a contract extending over a term of years. The contract has for many years, and still is, held by a private firm.