HC Deb 22 July 1929 vol 230 cc922-3W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will supply a Return giving the number of reams of notepaper sold to Members of Parliament, and the number of Members who have made such purchases, for each of the last five years; and whether he will consider the desirability of withdrawing the regulation which insists that Members of Parliament who deal with their correspondence at home must purchase the official stationery?


The information asked for in the first part of the question is given below. Under present arrangements Members are supplied free of charge with 24 sheets of notepaper and envelopes to match at a time; and also with 600 sheets at a time for use in the Typewriting Room of the House; it is only when larger quantities than these are required at one time that payment is required. I see no reason for altering these arrangements, which have been in force since 1910, and seem to meet the convenience of the majority of bon. Members.

as to the standards to which milk sold in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other milk-producing Dominions must conform?


Steps are being taken to obtain the information desired, and I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend when the information is available?