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Technical And Scientific Reports (Publication)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 22 March 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Report on Water Pollution Research covering 1947 has only just been made available after a delay of 14 months, and the Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories for 1947 did not appear until the end of February this year; and whether he will take steps to expedite the publication of technical and scientific reports of this kind, which lose their value if unduly delayed.

Yes, Sir. I regret the delay caused mainly by printing difficulties which I hope will not recur.