§ 64. Mr. Dryden Brook
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any statement to make on the price of HANSARD.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
Yes. The price of the daily HANSARD has remained at 6d. since 1923. With rising costs of paper and printing the loss in the financial year 1949–50 on all editions rose to £45,000. We have, therefore, reluctantly decided that in order to reduce this loss the price of the daily edition must now be raised from 6d. to 9d., that of the weekly edition from 1s. 6d. to 2s., and corresponding changes made in the subscription rates. The new prices will take effect immediately after the Whitsun Recess.