§ Sir J. Langford-Holt
asked the Lord President of the Council whether he is aware that Members of Parliament are not allowed ink pads for use with date stamps in their rooms at the Palace of Westminster; what saving is made by this regulation; and whether he will arrange that these items will be provided in future.
§ Mr. Crossman
The Serjeant at Arms' Stores only provides notepaper and envelopes for Members and not items like ink pads, which are classed by Her Majesty's Stationery Office as "office requisites".
If office requisites, of which there is a very wide variety, were to be provided it would entail substantial additional expenditure as well as storage problems.