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"Board Of Trade Journal" (Minister's Speech)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade by whose instructions was a report of his speech at Blackpool to a conference of trades' councils included in the "Board of Trade Journal"; and will he give instructions that political speeches shall not in future be included in a statistical journal, the cost of which is borne by the general body of taxpayers.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. and gallant Member for East Renfrew (Major Lloyd) on Wednesday last.

Arising out of that informative answer, will the Minister give permission to, or make arrangements for, the hon. Member for Orpington to write a reply in the forthcoming issue of the "Board of Trade Journal" in answer to his speech?

May I ask the Minister how he dared to use an official publication for—[Interruption].