Parliamentary Debates (Official Report).

Oral Answers to Questions — Inter-Allied Debts. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Sir Henry Craik Sir Henry Craik , Combined Scottish Universities

48.

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the grave constitutional issues involved and the necessity, in the public interest, of increasing the general interest in, and knowledge of, the proceedings of Parliament, which are no longer reported in the public Press as they formerly were, he will consider the expediency of making the experiment, for one year, of publishing the daily OFFICIAL REPORT at a lower rate so as to test how far the expense might be met by a larger circulation?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

While I do not share the expectations of hon. Members that a reduction in price will be advantageous to the Exchequer, I am willing to make the experiment and I am giving instructions that the OFFICIAL REPORTS shall be priced at 6d. a copy for next Session, after which the question will be reconsidered in the light of the results obtained.