HC Deb 17 April 1958 vol 586 cc36-7W
Mrs. Castle

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations whether he will take steps to place in the Library in future OFFICIAL REPORTS of all debates which take place in Dominion Parliaments.

Mr. Alport

As the hon. Member is aware, the OFFICIAL REPORTS from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa have been received for many years. Those from the newer countries of the Commonwealth are in most cases available in London and can he obtained for hon. Members on request by the Librarian. If it were the wish of the House that OFFICIAL REPORTS Of the Parliaments of all other members of the Commonwealth should be received as a matter of course, my noble Friend would be glad to consider approaching the authorities concerned. The question of whether arrangements can be made for storage, staffing and upkeep would of course be a matter for decision by the appropriate Committee of the House.

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