HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c145W
108. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements are made for the printing and publicity of his Department; how, on what principle, and to whom contracts for this work relating to his Department are allocated; and, in particular, how many such contracts now exist between his Department, directly or indirectly, with the firm of D. C. Thomson Limited, Dundee.

Mr. J. Stuart

All printing arrangements for my Departments are made by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, who follow the principle of competitive tendering and accept the lowest satisfactory tender in each case. I understand that no contracts exist between that Department and the firm mentioned.