Oral Answers to Questions — National Documents.

– in the House of Commons on 26th November 1928.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern

45.

asked the Prime Minister whether the attention of the Government has been drawn to the resolution passed by the Committee of Experts of the International Institute of Intellectual Co-operation on the subject of the rapid deterioration of documents in public record offices and libraries; and whether instructions will be given, in accordance with the recommendations of that committee, that only rag paper, bearing, the manufacturer's watermark, should be employed for national documents of permanent value?

Photo of Mr Arthur Samuel Mr Arthur Samuel , Farnham

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The point raised in the second part of the question is under consideration.