Training(Committee's Report).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Sir John Pennefather Sir John Pennefather , Liverpool Kirkdale

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can explain why the Report of the Select Committee on the Training and Employment of Disabled Ex-Service Men, printed on poor paper and with only a paper cover, is priced at 12s. 6d.; is he aware that this price puts it out of the reach of a large number of disabled men and others who are greatly interested in the subject; and can he arrange for the supply of copies at a greatly reduced rate to organisations such as the British Legion?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

This publication consists of 493 pages of closely printed letterpress and table matter, and the paper on which it is printed is that generally used for Parliamentary Reports. It was priced according to the current scale for Parliamentary Papers, which represents no more than the cost of printing and publishing.

Photo of Sir John Pennefather Sir John Pennefather , Liverpool Kirkdale

Does that not mean that only 800 copies published at 12s. 6d. would cover the entire cost of printing and publishing?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I would like notice of that question.