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Newsprint Supplies

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what proportion of the stock of paper suitable for newsprint has been allocated during he past 12 months to Government purposes, including booklets, administrative publications, forms, posters, etc., and newspapers, periodicals, and boots, respectively.

The following are the percentages of newsprint supplies which have been licensed for different purposes during the 12 months to the end of October, 1946, which is the most convenient period for which these figures can be provided:

Per cent.
Newspapers91.8
Periodicals7.1
Books0.3
H.M. Stationery Office0.1
Other0.7
There has not been any material charge in the pattern of distribution subsequently.