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Royal Agricultural Show (Catalogues)

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that all copies of the implement and livestock catalogues at the recent Royal Show at Lincoln were sold within a few hours of the show being opened to the public, causing great inconvenience to later visitors, particularly to representatives of foreign firms attending the show with a view to placing export orders; and, in view of the urgent need to encourage the export trade, why an adequate supply of paper was not granted by his Department to enable sufficient catalogues to be printed.

The paper supply position is such that the amount licensed for any purpose must necessarily be reduced to a minimum.