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Educational Books

Volume 393: debated on Thursday 4 November 1943

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether, owing to the relative scarcity of paper, what is the extent of the shortage of educational books for the elementary and secondary schools?

Although the shortage of educational books is hampering the schools, it has not up to now been so detrimental as to imperil the efficiency of their work. As the books in use wear out the difficulties will increase, but I hope that the position will be helped by the increased allocation of paper which was announced yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Production in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for the English Universities (Mr. Harvey).