HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc28-9W
Mr. Marks

asked the Attorney-General if he will arrange for the evidence submitted to the Law Commission between the publication of its two working papers on Transfer of Land, Rentcharges to be made available in the Library.

The Attorney-General

No. It would not be right to establish a general practice of publishing comment received by the commission on its working papers, because such comment is frequently made on the basis that it would be treated as confidential. It is important that members of the public should feel free to comment on this basis.

Mr. Michael Cocks

asked Mr. Attorney-General how many copies of Working Paper No. 49, "Transfer of Land, Rentchages", have been printed; and how the cost of 72p was determined.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

I have been asked to reply.

1,500 copies were printed. The selling price of 72p was based on estimated production costs plus Her Majesty's Stationery Office's publishing overheads.