Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd February 1949.

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Photo of Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence , Orkney and Shetland 12:00 am, 22nd February 1949

asked the President of the Board of Trade why newspapers which began publication after 16th August, 1940, are not allowed to share in the increased allocation of newsprint which was recently announced.

Photo of Mr John Edwards Mr John Edwards , Blackburn

The recent increase in the amount of paper which may be used by newspapers has only served to bring them back to the position which existed in the first half of 1947. The supplies available do not at present allow us to make any general concession to new publications which are allowed to use 8 cwt. or less of paper in a four-months' period; the position is being kept under review.