Oral Answers to Questions — Publishers' Paper Stocks.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 11th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

Until November last publishers were permitted to distribute their rations of paper among their various periodicals at their discretion and as a result a number of periodicals have been closed down entirely. The basis has now been changed, and the basic ration is fixed for each periodical in relation to recent consumption. The Ministry are advised by a committee as to the grant of supplementary rations of paper to particular periodicals from the small quantity of paper held back for this purpose. I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the Committee. There are very many periodicals, however, and I hope the hon. Member will not press me to publish the list of these.