HC Deb 19 July 1944 vol 402 cc200-1W
Mr. Gledhill

asked the Minister of Aircraft Production how many copies of the handbook entitled "The Publication of Sheet Metal Details" have been printed; the number issued up to date; to whom they were sent; and why it was necessary to use such a high-quality art paper for this production.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Ten thousand copies have been printed and 7,000 have already been issued. The distribution covers a wide field, including contractors and sub-contractors; certain Government Departments; trade associations and technical journals; and professional institutions and Universities. The handbook was primarily designed for workshop use, involving constant handling. This, coupled with the importance of detail in the illustrations of equipment, etc., necessitated the use of good-quality paper.