Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Glasgow

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr William Hannan Mr William Hannan , Glasgow Maryhill 12:00 am, 12th December 1957

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the unsatisfactory supply and variety of Her Majesty's Stationery Office publications in Glasgow; and if he will now consider establishing a sales branch in that city.

Photo of Mr William Hannan Mr William Hannan , Glasgow Maryhill

Does the Financial Secretary recall that in a Written Answer on Friday last he stated that the total sales, retail and wholesale, of these publications in Glasgow were at least equal to those in Edinburgh? Will he state the circumstances which justified the establishment of new offices in Birmingham and Bristol since the war but which did not justify an office in Glasgow, which is a commercial centre?

Photo of Mr Enoch Powell Mr Enoch Powell , Wolverhampton South West

As the hon. Gentleman says, the sales are approximately equal in Edinburgh and Glasgow, but the maintenance of a Stationery Office shop in both cities would not be justified by the sales.