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Educational Books (Paper Allocation)

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is now prepared to grant a quota for educational books apart from the quota granted to books for export.

I do not think it would be practicable to establish separate quotas for educational books, for books for exports and for other books. A special allocation of paper may, however, be made for any educational and other essential books which could not otherwise be produced from a publisher's quota so that no essential book may be held up for lack of paper. A somewhat similar arrangement is in operation for books to be exported.