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Paper Supplies (Elections)

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he yet contemplates any relaxation in the restrictions on the use of paper for Parliamentary and local government elections.

As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Brixton (Lieut.-Colonel Lipton) on 18th January, control of the distribution and use of paper will be largely removed as from 6th March. Thereafter, there will be no restriction on the amount of paper which may be used for electioneering purposes, or generally by political parties, except in the case of newsprint or of paper used in the publication of any newspaper or periodical, in which cases the existing limitations are unaffected by the changes which are being introduced.