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Educational And Technical Books

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Education what steps have been taken to secure surplus educational and technical books from the Services, in order to put them into civilian use.

I am in touch with my right hon. Friend, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, regarding the disposal of any surplus educational or technical books that may be handed over to His Majesty's Stationery Office by the Service Departments. They have already released a certain number and over 50,000 of these have been taken over by my Department for use in emergency training colleges.