HL Deb 01 February 1982 vol 426 c1194WA
Lord Gardiner

asked the Leader of the House:

What are the criteria by which the relevant Government department decides whether to make copies of a document available in the Printed Paper Office or only to place one copy of the document in the Library.

Baroness Young

Copies of all parliamentary papers, which are Command papers, Act papers, papers printed pursuant to an order of either House,Hansards, Bills and amendments whether or not they are printed by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, are available in the Printed Paper Office. Copies of non-parliamentary papers relevant to the business of the House are also available in the Printed Paper Office for the personal use of Peers in the discharge of their parliamentary duties, subject to certain financial constraints. Other non-parliamentary papers, to which Members of the House might wish to refer, are made available in the Library.

If the noble and learned Lord has a particular paper in mind, I will write to him about the specific circumstances.