HC Deb 19 November 1946 vol 430 cc65-6W
77. Mr. Bossom

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to what extent Government printed propaganda, issued in the form of booklets, pamphlets, handbills and posters, is printed by H.M.S.O. and by independent printers, respectively; and, in the latter case, whether orders are decided by competitive estimates or prepared on a cost plus basis from selected firms.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The printing of Government publications is mainly performed by independent printers working to the instructions of the Stationery Office on orders placed as the result of competitive tenders.

78. Mr. Allighan

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury who were the printers of "The Battle of the Atlantic"; why does this official C.O.I. publication bear no imprint; and whether he will take steps to see that this breach of the regulations is not repeated in respect to other Government publications.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The printers were Whitefriars Press, Ltd. It was published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, as appears on the face of it. No regulation has been broken.