asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the concession at present available to public libraries and university libraries, of being able to buy the publications of Her Majesty's Stationery Office at a discount of 50 per cent., to the libraries of technical colleges and teacher training colleges.
No, Sir. Technical and training college libraries are already receiving substantial assistance from the Exchequer through the ordinary grant system. The concession to university libraries is being brought to an end, and the University Grants Committee has so informed the university authorities. There is therefore no case by analogy for extending the concession to technical college libraries.