My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. The amount of newsprint for newspapers has been recently reviewed, and a further cut, which reduces it to about one-fifth of prewar consumption and a restriction on the amount of space devoted to advertisements, came into effect on 16th March.
Is my right hon. Friend aware that I have in my possession a newspaper which has printed 48 columns, of which 22 are advertisements, advertisements of articles the public are asked not to buy, and yet paper is being wasted on them, and cannot something be done?