§ Mr. R. Morgan
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the staff of His Majesty's Stationery Office in Kingsway is inadequate to serve public requirements, with the result that people asking for Government publications have to wait for exceedingly long and unnecessary periods; and whether he will take steps to correct this?
§ Captain Crookshank:
The staff of His Majesty's Stationery Office in Kingsway is constantly under review, with the object of maintaining as far as possible an adequate service to customers and inquirers. The April, 1041, figure for sales over the counter, however, was double the average figures for earlier months, attributable largely to heavy demand for the "Battle of Britain," the Schedule of Reserved Occupations and the War Damage Act; and under present conditions, including the calling-up of experienced staff, it is not always possible to cope with exceptional peaks of counter-trade with the usual promptitude. The position will be watched.