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House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what consideration has been given to publishing electronic versions of Bill amendment papers in PDF format.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Material is placed on the parliamentary website primarily in HTML format, which is the preferred format for the web. PDF versions of documents are made available on the parliamentary website when it has not been possible or cost-effective to produce HTML versions; or in addition to HTML versions in response to particular and substantial demand and after consideration of any cost implications of doing so.

Bill amendment papers are currently available in HTML format and to date there has been no substantial demand for PDF versions.

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