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Canadian Newsprint Contract

Volume 441: debated on Tuesday 29 July 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the proposal, to which his attention has been drawn, under which the Canadian newsprint contract would be honoured and the cuts in newsprint supplies to British newspapers would be imposed, but the resulting surplus newsprint would be resold to South America for dollars; and if he will now make a statement on the proposal.


asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has considered the proposal submitted to him that we should take delivery of Canadian newsprint to the extent to which we have contracted and sell the next six months' entitlement to hard currency areas; and if he will make a statement.

I should be quite ready to consider any practicable proposal, on these lines.