HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 cc1377-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it has been decided to print in bulk all forms for use in connection with future Parliamentary Elections and to supply these to returning officers in such numbers as they may require, spaces being left for the necessary local matter to be inserted by clerical labour; whether he is aware that many returning officers have expressed the opinion that the cost of such clerical labour at a period of very high pressure in their departments will outweigh many times the saving which may be effected as a result of this mass production, especially in large constituencies where the number of forms required runs into many hundreds; and whether, in view of the hardship that this decision will involve on local printers, who have always laid themselves out for election work, he will take steps to revoke this decision?


1 would refer the hon. Member to the replies given on the 14th instant to questions on this subject put by the hon. Members for Weston-superMare (Mr. Murrell), Harborough (Mr. Black), and Montrose Burghs (Mr. Sturrock).