The present design and layout of the Palace of Westminster telephone directory have not changed substantially for a number of years, but the format and content are reviewed and modified on each occasion it is published.
I hope that my right hon. Friend does not feel that this is a trivial matter, because I know that I am not alone in finding the document physically unwieldy and appallingly indexed and laid out, to the extent that many colleagues telephone the operator rather than wade through it. Is this not a ridiculous state of affairs? Will my right hon. Friend initiate a redesign of the document, preferably by a user?
My hon. Friend may have ideas of his own and I shall ask the Serjeant at Arms to consult him about the improvements that he may wish to suggest for future editions.
On the design and layout of the European destination envelopes, will my right hon. Friend confirm that they are commencing today, that supplies are available and that they are properly designed?