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Paper (Government Requirements)

Volume 437: debated on Friday 16 May 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what has the percentage of Government requirements of paper in each paper-rationing period for the last 12 months been in relation to the total output of the mills; and how do these requirements compare with those of 1938.

The estimated Government requirements for the 12 months ended February last amounted to 70,000 tons as against approximately 40,000 tons in 1939. The percentages of total production represented by these requirements for each of the three allocation periods to February, 1947, are 5.6. 4.7 and 4.7.