asked the Minister of Labour if, in view of the discontinuance of his Department's Annual Report, he will ensure that all matters normally covered in the reports will be reported on in detail in the Ministry of Labour Gazette during the year.
The main topics previously covered in the Annual Reports will most certainly be dealt with in the Ministry of Labour Gazette. I hope that it may occasionally be possible to add some additional material of interest.
What is the point of discontinuing the Annual Report? Surely the material is there? It is only a matter of editing and printing it, and this can hardly cost very much money. Surely the value of the Report is out of all proportion to what will be saved?
I do not agree. The Gazette comes out monthly, and the Report, as the hon. Gentleman said, was issued annually. I think, therefore, that this information will be more valuable if it is produced more frequently.