European Economic Situation (Publications)

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1948.

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Photo of Major Donald Bruce Major Donald Bruce , Portsmouth North 12:00 am, 29th June 1948

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of the forthcoming Debate on the European Recovery Programme and of the interest of hon. Members in European economic affairs, he will arrange for the Survey of the Economic Situation and Prospects of Europe, recently published by the Research and Planning Division of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be made available to hon. Members, on application, as a non-Parliamentary paper.

Photo of Mr William Hall Mr William Hall , Colne Valley

No, Sir, I regret that we must continue only to issue to hon. Members the publications of His Majesty's Government. Copies of the report mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend are already in the Library.

Photo of Major Donald Bruce Major Donald Bruce , Portsmouth North

Is my right hon. Friend aware that there is only one copy available in the Library, and that that is barely adequate for 640 Members?

Photo of Mr William Hall Mr William Hall , Colne Valley

In that case I shall see that an adequate supply is put there. I did not realise there was only one copy. I shall see that more are supplied at the earliest possible moment.