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Publication Of Reports (Delay)

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Works if he is aware that an average time lag of over 23 weeks took place between the signing and the publication of the following reports; Amenities in the Brick Industry, Reconditioning in the Rural Areas, The Welsh Slate Industry, and Labour Requirements in the Brick Industry; and what steps are being taken to eliminate such delays in future.

As was stated in reply to the hon. Member for Hertford (Mr. Walker-Smith) on 31st March, there was no avoidable delay in publishing these reports in view of the need for considering them before publication and the heavy pressure on the printing industry.