The circulation of "Noteworthy," originally 3,500 copies per week, is now 24,000, the increase being due to demand. It is sent to officials and members of political organisations and of voluntary societies. Its object is to provide information on the national war effort supplementary to ordinary news. On the present circulation, the annual cost of printing and despatch amounts to £2,373 and of postage to £6,175.
Could the right hon. Gentleman say who writes the publication, whether it is not the fact that "Speakers' Notes" are also issued and whether they do not to a very large extent cover the same ground?
They cover the same ground to some extent but they have entirely different circulations. Although to some extent the same people may be occupied in compiling the two different publications, they are, I think, more engaged on one or the other separately.