§ Mr. Alton
asked the Minister for the Civil Service why Her Majesty's Stationery Office's pamphlet " Protect and Survive " was distributed to booksellers before it appeared in Her Majesty's Stationery Office's daily list; why it was then withdrawn from the said booksellers; and if he will make a statement.506W
§ Mr. Channon
Her Majesty's Stationery Office follows trade practice on distributing publications to booksellers before publication. This ensures countrywide availability on publication day. Regrettably some booksellers put copies of " Protect and Survive " on sale prematurely. Her Majesty's Stationery Office asked these booksellers to withdraw copies from sale until publication day—16 May 1980.