"Report to Women"

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Rossendale 12:00 am, 17th June 1952

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what saving will be made in the current financial year as a result of the decision to stop publication of "Report to Women."

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

The estimated saving in the current financial year is £821, assuming 11 issues for the year.

Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Rossendale

Would not the hon. Gentleman agree that this organ of opinion was serving a most useful purpose and that the economy effected is quite petty in its nature? Does not he think it is quite wrong to suppress organs of this kind when he remembers the way in which he and his colleagues complained that the last Government did not keep the public fully informed on matters of this kind?

Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames

That supplementary question forms a very good example of the ease with which a particular economy can be criticised on the basis of its triviality; but the House will recall that it is on the sum of those savings alone that substantial economies can be achieved in this field.