Hansard reports being collated at Westminster Palace.
Part of issue OFF THE TRACK, aka ON THE RECORD.
L/S Westminster Bridge. L/S of bombed out ruins of church. L/S of Big Ben clock. Various shots of clerks - Hansard Reporters - writing official reports in Press Gallery at Westminster Palace. Various shots of Hansard reporter dictating his shorthand notes to a typist in a noise proof cubicles.
Various shots of men at work in Hansard editorial office. We see editor, Percy F Cole , at his desk. The Hansard report copy taken to printers. We see printer using lino type machine. The copy is then sent along a tube to the proof reader's office.
Various shots of printing press at work. The printed pages are assembled in correct order, bound and trimmed. C/U of latest copy of Hansard report addressed to Prime Minister Winston Churchill. C/U of ex-Hansard editor Mr. Cornelius at work in officer. Various C/Us of historic speeches recorded in Hansard. We see extracts from Gladstone, John Bright and Churchill's "We shall fight them on the beaches" speech.
L/S of Westminster Palace looking over the River Thames.