Great War (Official Histories).

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 5th July 1922.

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Sir F. HALL:

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what expenditure has been incurred up to the present in connection with the preparation of official histories in connection with the Great War; and if he will state what further expenditure will be required to complete the work?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Rugby

The total expenditure to 31st March last was £42,265. Two of the histories are approaching completion, but it is not possible at present to state the total expenditure required to complete the series.

Sir F. HALL:

What additional amount is required to complete these histories, and when will they be issued?

Photo of Mr John Baird Mr John Baird , Rugby

We cannot pay this money without the sanction of the House. It must be done in the Votes, and I cannot give my hon. and gallant Friend any further information at the moment.