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Commission's Report (Sale)

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for India the number of copies of the report of the Simon Commission which have been sold in this country and abroad?

The number of copies sold by the Stationery Office up to 15th November is as follows:

Vol. I.Vol. II.
In this country33,65323,249
In India16,00020,000
In United States of America431430

In addition 2,500 and 720 copies of each volume have been issued on "sale or return" in this country and in the dominions respectively. I have no information as to how many copies of the report sold to booksellers in this country were resold to customers abroad, or as to the number of copies sold to the public in India by the Government of India who were the purchasers from the Stationery Office.