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House Of Commons Official Report (Overseas Libraries)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 19 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many of the overseas libraries of the British Council are regularly supplied with copies of Hansard and with the bound volumes of Hansard?

The British Council have supplied copies of any particular issues asked for by their representatives or institutes overseas, but no regular distribution has been made hitherto.

Does not my right hon. Friend think that in the reference libraries of these places there should be a greater record kept of the Proceedings of this House?

The British Council are quite willing to distribute Hansard regularly to their representatives abroad whenever it can be used to advantage.