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Press Cutting Service

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 9 May 1961

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what would be the estimated annual cost of a Government Press cutting service to be made available by Her Majesty's Government for the use of Members of Parliament, with a staff of 10, and cutting the main newspapers for news items of parliamentary importance.

The estimated annual cost is about £7,000: but the expenditure could vary considerably according to the selection of newspapers covered and the type of Press cutting service provided for Members.