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Statutory Rules And Orders (Index)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that up to 9th March His Majesty's Stationery Office had not issued any index of Statutory Rules and Orders in respect of such Rules and Orders published after 31st January; that the January index, which relates to certain Rules and Orders between Nos. 1 and 163, did not include in it some 40 numbers; that as far as can be ascertained by a search of the files of the Library of the House of Commons, it appears that many of these Orders are not yet available in the Library; and what steps he proposes to take to correct this?

Yes, Sir. The monthly index is a catalogue for reference purposes of all Orders sent for printing up to the last day of the month to which it relates. It is available about the tenth day of the following month and the February one is now available. In addition, the Stationery Office has a daily publication list, which includes Statutory Rules and Orders, and copies of that are in the Library. Some of the numbers to which my hon. Friend refers were allotted in advance to Orders which were not published before the 31st January and some relate to local Orders which are notified to those immediately concerned but not printed.