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Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd June 1946.

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Photo of Mr Alfred Bossom Mr Alfred Bossom , Maidstone 12:00 am, 3rd June 1946

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of tons of paper exported in the most recent three months for which he has particulars; and how much was allotted to papers specialising in trade matters during the same period.

Photo of Mr John Belcher Mr John Belcher , Sowerby

Exports of all descriptions of paper and board and articles made therefrom for the three months February to April, 1946, amounted to 21,838 tons. Precise figure of the consumption of paper by newspapers and periodicals specialising in trade matters is not available, but I estimate that it would amount to 1,500 tons.

Photo of Mr Alfred Bossom Mr Alfred Bossom , Maidstone

Is not the Parliamentary Secretary aware that, owing to this ex- discussing future arrangements for the purchase of rubber from the Far Eastern rubber producing territories with representatives of His Majesty's Government. In these discussions, I am assisted by representatives of the London registered rubber companies.