§ 58. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the present cost of the periodical entitled "Target" issued by the Economic Information Unit; whether he is satisfied that the cost justifies the expense involved; and if not, whether steps can be taken to close it down at an early opportunity.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The present cost of "Target" is £921 a month. Although some 50,000 copies are circulated each month there is a waiting list of applicants and requests for it are still coming in from factories and trade unions. This continuing demand from industry is good evidence that "Target" provides a useful service and I do not, therefore, intend to close it down.