Oral Answers to Questions — General Election (Paper Supplies)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th January 1945.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Naylor Mr Thomas Naylor , Southwark South East 12:00 am, 18th January 1945

asked the Minister of Supply if he is satisfied that there will be sufficient paper and envelopes available to meet the requirements of a General Election in the event of the date of the Election falling between March and July, 1945; and what arrangements will be made, when the time comes, for the allocation and distribution of these to ensure that all candidates and parties are fully and equitably supplied prior to the Election.

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

Paper will be made available for a General Election on an appropriate scale and within a reasonable time, and the precise arrangements are now under consideration.

Photo of Mr Thomas Naylor Mr Thomas Naylor , Southwark South East

Will the hon. Gentleman agree to receive a deputation from the Federation of Master Printers, in view of the many complications arising?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

Yes, I shall be pleased to see them.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall Lieut-Colonel Sir Assheton Pownall , Lewisham East

Will the hon. Gentleman see that those who are contesting exceptionally large constituencies have extra supplies of paper available?

Photo of Mr Tom Driberg Mr Tom Driberg , Maldon

Will the hon. Gentleman pay particular attention to the need for specially thin air mail paper for those election addresses which have to be sent to electors serving overseas?

Photo of Mr Charles Peat Mr Charles Peat , Darlington

That will be taken into consideration.