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"Home Affairs Survey"

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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70.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will reconsider his decisions to reduce the size of the Central Office of Information publication, "Home Affairs Survey," by half, and to publish it fortnightly instead of weekly as now, in view of its value to small newspapers, lecturers and teachers.

This publication is being issued on a fortnightly basis instead of a weekly one as an economy measure. It is not being reduced in size, as suggested in the hon. Member's Question. So far as the last part of the hon. Member's Question is concerned, this Survey is not, in any event, generally available in this country.

71.

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what financial savings will result from the proposed economies in the size and incidence of publication of "Home Affairs Survey."

Savings of the order of £2,300 are expected. There is, as pointed out in my previous answer to the hon. Member, no proposal to reduce the size of this publication.