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Municipal Elections (Paper Supplies)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Supply and of Aircraft Production whether facilities will be granted to candidates in the forthcoming municipal elections to obtain the necessary supplies of paper for their election printing.

Yes, Sir. Paper will be allowed for each candidate to the extent of one hundredweight for every 2,500 electors (or part thereof), with an extra 25 per cent, for non-party candidates. In the case of London Metropolitan Boroughs, if a party runs candidates on a list, one hundredweight is allowed for every 2,500 electors (or part thereof) to the list as a whole. An allowance of paper has also been made to national parties to be applied under the control of party headquarters for use by themselves or local parties working in conjunction with them. Candidates not sponsored by such parties are entitled to paper on the non-party scale. In all cases the candidates and parties are entitled to obtain their paper on presentation of a certificate in the prescribed form to their normal paper suppliers.