§ Mr. Webster
58 & 59. asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) why the White Paper on Freight was not available in Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Bristol, on Friday, 24th November, eight days after publication; (2) what is the normal delay between the date of publication and date of issue in Bristol of Government publications.
§ Mr. Diamond
Parliamentary papers are available in Bristol either on the day of publication or, more normally, on the morning after. The White Paper on Freight, published on 16th November, was available in Bristol the following morning. Owing to an unexpectedly high demand, stock ran out on the morning of Friday, 24th November and supplies of the reprint reached Bristol on Wednesday, 29th November.