HC Deb 02 November 1939 vol 352 cc2112-3W
Mr. Hopkin

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he proposes to take for the efficient distribution of pamphlets issued by his Department?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The publications in general are listed in His Majesty's Stationery Office "Daily Publishing List," which has an extensive circulation amongst booksellers, etc. Review copies of priced publications are sent to a selected Press list, and copies of free leaflets are supplied on issue to agricultural organisers, county officials and others likely to be in touch with farmers. Wherever possible, the attention of the Press has been drawn to the publication, with an intimation that a printed list of the Ministry's bulletins, leaflets and other publications is supplied free on application. Press publicity is now being intensified and aided by broadcasting. A notable result is that His Majesty's Stationery Office has been able within the last three weeks to dispose of 300,000 copies of "Food from the Garden" and is obtaining a further reprint. I am at present considering further means of bringing the publications to the notice of potential readers.