HC Deb 07 May 1940 vol 360 cc1070-2W
Sir A. Wilson

asked the Attorney-General whether he will consider the advisability of setting up a small interdepartmental committee to draft legislation to modify existing Acts of Parliament and regulations there under with a view to reducing to a minimum, as a measure of economy, the circulation by post and the printing in newspapers of lengthy documents now required by law and requiring and authorising learned, charitable, and technical societies and institutions to suspend such of their rules and articles of association as involve the distribution by post of printed documents otherwise than at the request of members or subscribers?

The Attorney-General

The practical effect of the suggestions made by the hon. Member do not appear to warrant the expenditure of time and labour by a committee, but if the hon. Member has any proposals to put forward, I shall always be pleased to give them careful consideration.

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