§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Lord President of the Council if, bearing in mind that Members have responsibilities in connection with their parliamentary duties both in the House and in their constituencies, he will consider authorising an increase from one to two in the number of copies of those non-parliamentary publications which may be supplied to Members.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
I agree that Members should be assisted in their duties by the supply of copies of such non-parliamentary papers for use both in the House and in their constituencies and I am authorising the Controller of the Stationery Office to supply a second copy when required. The new rule will apply at once, and the wording of the green demand form will be amended appropriately. I must emphasise that the second copy will be provided only when specifically requested by Members and that publications demanded must be required for the discharge of a Member's parliamentary duties.